Applications are invited for PhD positions at the University of Milan,
Department of Human Physiology. Deadline October 14th 2010.

recruiting the next cohort of Research Postgraduate (PhD) students.

The aim of the School is to encourage studies to generate integrated
analyses of the morphological and physiological, qualitative and
quantitative aspects of biological structures at all levels of structural
organisation, from the cell to the tissue and the organ, right up to the
human organism as a whole. The convergence of the morphological and the
physiological approach is of particular significance in the field of studies
of motor control, of the nervous system, of physical and sports activities
and of the relations between structure and function in cellular membranes,
where there are extensive areas of synthesis and integration between anatomy
and physiology, of crucial interest to those who want to undertake more
advanced research.
The research activities conducted by the postgraduate students will focus on
the following areas: the cell and the extracellular matrix; the systems that
transport ions and organic substances through the epithelia; the ionic
channels responsible for phenomena of membrane excitability; the nervous
system; the locomotive apparatus, movement and motor control; muscular
bioenergetics; respiratory mechanics and ventilation control; exchanges of
liquids and solutes through the mesothelium and connecting tissue; the
stomatognathic apparatus; morphometrics and image analysis of biological
structures in various body hierarchies; physical activities and sport, in
particular aspects relative to the energy metabolism and hormone regulation,
doping and methodological aspects of sports training.

PhD Course in Physiology; Area: Biological Sciences; Sub-Area: Human (organ
and integrative) physiology; Academic-disciplinary sector: BIO/09
Duration: 3 years
Posts: 12 total; Fully Funded Scholarships: 5 from Milan University, 1 from
funds made available by the 2009 Youth Project, reserved for research
targeting the field of national investigation priority of ³New applications
of the biomedical industry²
Location: Department of Human Physiology, via Mangiagalli N° 32, 20133
Milano, Italy
All classes of Masters degrees
Details on the PhD Course, salary, admission criteria and how to apply can
be found at: (in
Italian) or (in English)

Selection Process Timetable
Deadline for applications: October 14th 2010.
Results available from November 9th 2010 on the University website at:
Written examination: 15 November 2010 at 9.00 a.m
Oral examination: 15 November 2010 at 3.00 p.m. at the Department of Human
Physiology, via Mangiagalli N° 32, 20133 Milano.
The examinations shall be conducted in Italian or English, at the applicant

For applicants with an interest in biomechanics and exercise
physiology-based projects, please contact Prof Alberto E. Minetti -
( and visit
for information regarding the
Physio-Mechanics Laboratory. For general information about the PhD Course,
please contact Prof Paolo Cavallari ­ PhD Course Coordinator
Alberto E. Minetti, MD
Mobile/Cell: +39 347 3657357

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Alberto Minetti

Alberto E. Minetti MD
Professor of Physiology
Department of Human Physiology
Faculty of Medicine - University of Milan
Via Mangiagalli 32, 20133 - Milano, Italy
Voice (+39)-02-50315427/1  fax  (+39)-02-50315430
Mobile (+39)-347-3657357