It is with great sadness that we announce that the head of our PhD course Prof. Nicola Saino suddenly passed away on Wednesday 17th, leaving an immense void in all us.


Con sgomento e profondo dolore dobbiamo annunciare che il coordinatore del corso di dottorato, il Prof. Nicola Saino, mercoledì 17 aprile è improvvisamente scomparso lasciando un vuoto incolmabile in tutti noi.
Il collegio intero si unisce con un grande abbraccio alla sua famiglia.

About the PhD

a highly multidisciplinary training for the study of environmental complexity

The course aims at fostering the interdisciplinary integration of Natural Sciences, including Physics, Biology and Earth Sciences, with Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Medicine and Pharmacology. PhD students will be trained in the study of past and present biotic and abiotic processes that shaped our environment, taking into consideration past and extant interactions and functional relationships, while making full use of ecological, evolutionary, geological and geomorphological approaches.

PhD students will receive specific training in broadly diverse field and laboratory techniques. These will range from geological and ecological sampling, to advanced microscopy techniques and biochemical and molecular assays. They will also receive training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), statistical modelling and bioinformatics.

Head of the PhD course
Prof. Nicola Saino (


Restricted PhD Course board (giunta)


Broadly, areas of interest include the following


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