The PhD Program in Translational Research and Innovative Technologies Applied to Nutrition and Predictive and Precision Medicine is an interdepartmental training program established within the PhD School of the “Magna Græcia” University of Catanzaro.
The PhD Program aims to promote advanced research activities, to gain skills enhancing the implementation of the results of research into clinical practice, and, ultimately, to improve prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of high-impact diseases.
The training goals aim at shortening the time to bring the research results into practice, taking advantages of hypothesis-based research.
The Innovative Technologies, Nutraceuticals and Functional Food curriculum is mainly directed towards laboratory research, combining skills, innovative technologies, and infrastructures to improve key aspects of health. Particular attention will be paid to training in the research area of predictive value of parameters and biomarkers applied to the field of nutrition and nutraceuticals. To promote the transition from the "therapy of disease" to the "maintenance of health", will be enhanced skills about nutraceuticals, functional foods, and computer sciences to organize and analyze the big data generated in the health area. Another goal that will help to reach is the "precision assessment" to accurately verify the risk and susceptibility factors which could influence development or maintenance of a specific disorder.
The Clinical, Translational, Predictive and Precision Medicine curriculum aims to integrate clinical data and exposures to obtain a rigorous stratification of individual risk and potential disorders, to treat individuals based on their own characteristics and not according to population-level standards. This approach will be applied as regards to the risk (or protection) of diseases and to individual responses to therapy. Great attention will be given to laboratory research (benchside), to application of research results “to the patient's bed” (bedside) and to public communication (community). Another goal that will help to reach is the ability to cope, to address the challenge of sustainability of health systems, to stimulate research in the field of enhancement and dissemination of evidence (implementation science), open access to data and research products, ethic principles, gender equality.
The PhD Program in Translational Research and Innovative Technologies Applied to Nutrition, and Predictive and Precision Medicine also proposes grants on Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan funds and offers a broad range of training opportunities: 25 core courses and 18 supplementary teaching activities, which include advanced training in scientific English and computer science. The training, strictly related to research activities, will be provided by Academic teachers and external experts; the PhD students themselves will be asked to discuss the results of their research.
Registration for the PhD program remains open until 8th August 2022.
Additional information is available on the website:
Candidates usefully positioned in the ranking will have the opportunity to choose from 24 research projects proposed by the Teaching Body.
At the following link you can view Annex A/5 containing the proposed research projects
The doctorate provides 7 scholarships, of which:
• 4 scholarships for the Innovative Technologies, Nutraceuticals and Functional Food curriculum (3 University scholarships and 1 with PNRR DM 351 funds);
• 3 scholarships for the Clinical, Translational, Predictive and Precision Medicine curriculum (2 University scholarships and 1 with PNRR DM 351 funds);
Research projects associated with PNRR fellowships involve a mandatory internship in a company.
PHD IN TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO NUTRITION AND PREDICTIVE AND PRECISION MEDICINE
Prof. Mario Cannataro
Deadline for application