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Do you want to...

... earn a PhD, building on your training in state-of-the-art tools, technologies and approaches in drug discovery?

... conduct cutting-edge research at the interface of chemical and biological disciplines, combining experiment and quantitative theory?

... learn how to communicate and work with scientists from different fields?

Then join us at DSF!


The recently established PhD Program in Drug Discovery & Development (Dottorato in Scienze del Farmaco, DSF) of the University of Salerno is an initiative of the Department of Pharmacy and seeks to prepare young scientists and early stage researchers for exciting and challenging careers in academia and in the public and private sector.
It is a structured doctoral program in the rather broad area of drug sciences and provides an innovative training program that bridges the divide between traditionally separate disciplines.
Key elements of the program are an interdisciplinary research project jointly supervised by two PIs and an educational curriculum centered around an intensive core course that integrates a wide range of approaches to chemical and biological problems, spanning target identification/validation, assay development, high throughput screening, cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, predictive in vitro ADMET assays, pharmacokinetics/drug distribution, and in vivo models of human disease. A multifaceted mentoring and professional skills program supports the students’ growth as independent scientists.