PhD in Neuroscience

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The PhD in Neuroscience aims to build and to instruct the students in the following research fields as: Methods; Cognitive and Emotional Neuroscience (Development included); Cellular and System Neuroscience; Clinical and Traslational Neuroscience; Computational Neuroscience and models, which are strictly related to the corresponding core facilities and match to the different expertise already existing in the Departments supporting the PNC.

At the same time, the PhD in Neuroscience wishes also to maintain the focus on the leading interests of the involved students. Thanks to its characteristics strongly inter-disciplinary, the PhD intends to attract students from several branches of knowledges, among which: Psychology, Medicine, Biology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics.

The “Padova Neuroscience Center” has as main scientific goals the basic and translational researches on the brain meant as a network on multiple investigation levels, both on a partial extent (from the cells to the whole brain) and on a time extent (from milliseconds to years). An important purpose is represented by the characterization of the neural interrelation of the behavior and its disturbances and the use of advanced mathematical and physics models in order to describe and to analyze the brain signals, the behavior and the brain diseases. Another important aim is to develop innovative methods to analyze and to evaluate behavioral and cerebral signals, whether for the basic research or for commercial applications. A third objective is the understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms responsible for the diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, psychiatric diseases included, and the development of new intervention strategies.

Why Padova?
Padova holds at the same time the record to be one of the most ancient and prestigious Universities worldwide and to be a middle-size town in which the students can easily move among the several crucial points of the city and integrate themselves in a social background that offers lots in terms of leisure, knowledge and fun. Being a University city, Padova is naturally welcoming toward the students coming from other Italian cities as well as from abroad. The numerous connections by train, bus and motorways allow to quickly travel around the whole region and outside, reaching other towns like Venezia, Bologna, Firenze, Roma, etc. in a very short time.

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