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PhD in Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Food Sciences

University of Camerino
3 years
Doctorate / PhD
On campus
30 November 2020
Application deadline: Call for application in April on the School of Advanced Studies website

Program description

PhD course in Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Food Sciences

The main goal of this PhD program is to involve PhD students in stimulating research activities in the fields of drug design, rationale synthesis, in vitro and in vivo pharmacological studies, drugs and cosmetics formulation and delivery, food quality and safety, food supplements and nutraceuticals, analytical and biological studies on  plant extracts.

During the three years PhD Course the students will have personal mentors who educate them to follow research topics, with the goal to allow the students to become able to formulate a scientific problem independently, propose hypotheses and procedures leading to its solving on an experimental or theoretical level in the above different fields.

The general concept behind all the research activities listed above is related to human health and well-being. Research activities will be related to: computer assisted drug design and optimization; synthesis of potential drugs with different synthetic approaches and instrumental characterization; isolated macromolecules, cell tissues and animal pharmacological studies; novel strategies for drug delivery systems; new formulations, mainly based on natural ingredients, for cosmetics; in deep quali-quantitative analytical studies of foods; development of functional food and food supplements, mainly based on nutraceutics; analytical studies and biological properties of essential oils and solvent extracts from plants.

Admission requirements

Minimum  requirement to apply:  Master Degree in a suitable subject.
Call for application announced in April/May  at  the School of Advanced Studies website.

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Program content

Please refer to the Program Description

Tuition fees

Candidates admitted to attend the PhD course  do not pay any  university tuition fees except for the regional tax 140€ and revenue stamp (marca da bollo) 16€

Scholarships & funding

Every year for all Phd courses,  UNICAM awards a limited number of scholarships (up to 50)
Call for application announced in April/May  at  the School of Advanced Studies website.


At the end of the three years course and a final dissertation, students receive a Doctoral Diploma 

Continuing studies

The High qualification diploma allows to get a high position to both to Academic career as well as  in public and private institutions, governmental departments, International Organizations, Laboratories and  Research centres.

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UNICAM University of Camerino

Third in Italy, twenty-seventh in Europe: UNICAM ranked by students!This is the position occupied by the University of Camerino in the StuDocu World University Ranking, a ranking of the best universities in the world according to student experience. For 2019, in...

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University of Camerino

Via Gentile III da Varano
62032 Camerino

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