PhD Program


The PhD Course on Neurosciences has the objective to train young scientists to perform competitive research in neurosciences in an integrated and cross-disciplinary way, from the molecular and cellular levels up to the level of higher cognitive functions.

The PhD course on the neural basis of brain functions is based on the research in Neurosciences carried out at the Bio@SNS Laboratory of Scuola Normale Superiore, that integrates molecular and cellular approaches with the study of higher brain functions, in close collaboration with other research Institutions with whom strong collaboration agreements are established.

Current research activities lead naturally to therapeutic and diagnostic applications relevant for the neurological, neurodegenerative and psychiatric pathologies that  hit the human brain. Our understanding of the brain will depend in an essential way on the development of new technologies. Great attention, therefore, is being placed on the study and development of new experimental strategies, at the molecular and cellular levels, as the interface between Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Research Activity in Neurosciences
PhD Program Board
Ongoing PhD research Projects
Current Students
Teachings  (under construction)
Prospective Students