Cardiovascular Sciences

Graduate School: Life and Health Sciences

PhD programme: Cardiovascular Science

Application Deadline: 16 April 2018

Start Date: 1st October 2018

Duration: 36 months


The PhD course in Cardiovascular Science aims to provide challenging and excellent training and a solid grounding in the study of cardiac and vascular biology to the students so that they may successfully pursue careers in research, training or cardiovascular medicine.

The course is organised into three curricula:

  1. Biotechnology and Bioengineering Cardiovascular devices
  2. New Technologies and Techniques of Cardiovascular Surgery
  3. Molecular Biology of Cardiovascular System

Within these curricula, applications are invited in one of the following research areas:

  1. Neuro-protection during aortic surgery in an animal model of extra-corporeal circulation and selective cerebral perfusion
  2. Study of pathophysiology of secondary pulmonary hypertension in animal models
  3. Experimental methods of myocardial protection during cardiac operations and procedures in animal models


INFO For further information about the research topics, please, contact Prof. Giovanni Battista Luciani ( and Dr. Alessio Rungatscher (

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