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SEMM is an International partner of European networks and PhD students are directly involved in the organization of international meetings and internal events


The European Academy for Biomedical Science (ENABLE) is an European funded project promoted by a consortium of four participating institutes and a company specialized in science communication. ENABLE organizes peer-reviewed symposia celebrating European life science achievements from molecule to citizens/patient. These symposia will have a strong element of public outreach and engagement, and career oriented activities. A new and unique brand of conferences organized by young researchers for young researchers.


International PhD students Cancer Conference (IPSCC)

SEMM is part of a network of 8 top cancer research institutes across Europe. An annual cancer conference is organized to provide the opportunity for students to present their work, get in contact with other PhD students working in the same field and interact with international renewed scientists invited as keynote speakers.


Students get involved as organizers or participants in a number of student-oriented events.

PhD networking days

Every year students organize a 2-days event that offers an amazing opportunity for PhD students to present their research, network with fellow students, identify non-canonical career paths, learn about and participate in dissemination of science to the public, and even win some exciting prizes.

See details of the 2020 event


Students can combine efforts to organize a “topic” workshop in order to build a scientifically active and involved community and to foster the students’ skills in networking. The Educational Committee and the SEMM graduate office will provide guidance and support in the organization of the workshop. The workshop will be considered as an optional SEMM course to be offered to the other students. Participation will also be open to external PhD attendees.

See the 2019 workshops organized by the students.

Graduation day

Every year, during the last week of January, the SEMM graduate office organizes the graduation day, during which students that completed their PhD course discussed the thesis in front of the University examination board that will then award the PhD degree during the ceremony.

See the 2020 graduation day program