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Translational and Molecular Medicine – DIMET

The PhD in Translational and Molecular Medicine (DIMET) is an inter-departmental program aimed at promoting the translation of basic and applied research into clinical settings. 

The cultural challenge of the post-genomic era relies on the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms at the basis of human diseases in order to design new therapeutic strategies. This goal requires professional profiles with a robust background in basic research, but also equipped to bridge the gap between laboratory and clinical investigation. Dimet addresses the increasing demand of such new models of innovative inter-sectorial training programs in Biomedicine, in line with the EU Horizon 2020 Program.

Career prospect

Dimet builds “translational” professional profiles with a robust background in basic research and the capacity of rapidly transferring new knowledge from basic sciences to bio-medicine, in order to generate new advanced diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Therefore, research in public or private sector, in biotechnology enterprises, private/public agencies working at the interface between basic research and healthcare represent possible career opportunities.

DIMET organizes a coordinate and cross-disciplinary training to form highly qualified PhDs and MDs with potential bench-to-bedside round trips. The participation to DIMET of private Research Institutes allows to expose students to different research environments, approaches and methodologies. DIMET students are strongly encouraged to spend a period abroad to improve their research and to promote students’ international networking. To this end DIMET is open to participate to international educational programs, such as MariaSxxCurie Actions.

Research areas

The DIMET program covers three main interconnected areas:

  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms.
  • Clinical and regenerative medicine.
  • Technological platforms, nanomedicine and diagnosis.


Director:  Prof. Francesco Mantegazza 
Deputy Director:  Prof. Giovanni Cazzaniga
Organizational secretary:  Dott. ssa Silvia Scuotto