This Ph.D. program is open to students having either a scientific or a philosophical degree, such as Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Statistics, Veterinary. The course aims to create internationally recognized scholars in the fields of the foundations of the Life Sciences, ethical analysis and the relationships between biomedicine and society. The research activity will be part of the training. In fact theoretical courses will be complemented by a mandatory period of training in a research laboratory.

Research topics

Philosophy of Life sciences, Bioethics, Biomedicine and Society.

Research Centers

European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan

Taught courses

Courses include a full multidisciplinary training both in biology, and in logic, philosophy of sciences, ethics and epistemology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Oncology, Developmental Biology, Genomics, Foundations of Ethics and Bioethics, Phylosophy of the Life Sciences, Evolutionary biology, Foundations of Probability and Statistics, Bioethics, Epistemology, Medical decision making, General philosophy of science, Biolaw, STS and the life sciences.