Admission to the Doctoral Programme is only through public selection. All details are available here

Application to the Doctoral Programme is open to students of all nationalities, who have an Italian "laurea specialistica"  or "laurea magistrale" - i.e. who are graduates - a university degree according the previous Italian regulation, or equivalent degree qualification obtained abroad -i.e. Master of Science Degree- (the Selection Committee will establish if the title is equivalent to the italian degree). 

CALL 2019 and Research topics

These are some of the proposed research areas of interest:

  • A - Understanding the role of human Microbiota on Sensory Perception
    (F. Gasperi)
  • B - Farmers’ response to risk management tools proposed by the EU Common Agricultural Policy: A behavioural economic approach
    (E. Bozzini, Dott. S. Cerroni)
  • C - Agricultural, Environmental and hydro- meteorological sciences
    (W. Bertoldi, M. Ciolli, P. Foladori, L. Fiori, R. Rigon, G. Zolezzi, D. Zardi)
  • D1/D2 - Agricultural, Environmental and hydro-meteorological sciences and engineering
    (P. Foladori, R. Rigon, G. Zolezzi, D. Zardi)
  • E - Classical Biological control of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys, using the native parasitoids Trissolcus japonicus and Trissolcus mitsukurii
    (G. Anfora)
  • F - Impact of agronomical and technological factors on the polysulfides formation and fate in wines
    (R. Larcher)
  • G - Biological control of the Brown Marmorated Stink BUG, Halyomorpha halys, using the Sterile Insect Technique
    (G. Anfora, C. Ioriatti)
  • H - Elucidation of the physiological function of dihydrochalcones in apple
    F. Costa, S. Martens)
  • I - Introduction spread and impact of emergent Mosquito Boren Viruses: a novel study between Senegal and Italy
    (R. Rosà, A. Rizzoli)
  • J - Deciphering the control of postharvest fruit quality in apple through a genetical-genomic approach
    (F. Costa)
  • K - Functional study of lipoxygenase-mediated resistance to fungal pathogens in maize for milk-chain safety and in grapevine for sustainable viticulture
    (F. Costa, L. Dalla Costa, S. Pilati)
  • L - Characterizing new viruses and their evolutionary history
    (G. Anfora, O. Rota Stabelli)
  • M - Integrated control of Varroa destructor by means of honeybee colonies natural management in combination with botanical extracts
  • (G. Anfora, P. Fontana, V. Malagnini)
  • N - Alternative proteins in low-fat ice cream as structuring, texturing and stabilising agent
    (F. Gasperi, E. Aprea)
  • O - Statistical tools for comprehensive elucidation of physico-chemical and sensory properties of food
    (F. Gasperi, E. Aprea)
  • P - Flavour Release during food consumption by Combined Sensory and Instrumental dynamic Tools
    (F. Gasperi, F. Biasioli)
  • Q - Stable isotope Compunds in spices and herbs
    (R. Larcher, L. Bontempo)
  • R - Dissection of black rot resistance towards Marker- Assisted breeding in Grapevine
    (M. Perazzolli, S. Vezzulli)
  • S - Applied chemical ecology and biotremology to enhance insect parassitoids efficacy in the biological control of the Brown Marmorated Stinkbug, Halyomorpha halys (HH)
    (G. Anfora, V. Verrastro)

Examination's schedule 

  • Deadline for applications
    22 July 2019, hrs. 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2);
  • Assessment of qualifications
    starting from July 25, 2019;
  • Publication of the list of candidates admitted to the interviews
    within 9 August 2019;
  • Interviews
    from 19 to 23 August, 2019. 
    Candidates will be informed about the exact schedule via e-mail.