Veterinary and animal science

Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2020/2021
Study area
Science and Technology
Doctoral programme (PhD)
Dipartimento di Medicina veterinaria - Via dell'Università, 6 - Lodi
PhD Coordinator
The objectives of this programme are:
1. to coordinate third cycle learning activities for all disciplines related to Veterinary Sciences and Animal Productions;
2. to provide the opportunity for scientific and cultural development of young graduates in disciplines that belong to this sector by developing advanced research programmes and providing specialised teaching programmes;
3. to use the network of current collaborations and agreements between proponent teaching staff and industry and enterprise in the above sectors;
4. to exploit the many active partnerships with leading Italian and international research institutions to acquire authority and multidisciplinarity for the development of new and more functional partnerships;
5. to promote internationalisation by involving foreign scholars and students in organised research and training activities.
Tutte le classi di laurea magistrale - All classes of master's degree
Dipartimento di Medicina veterinaria - Via dell'Università, 6 - Lodi
Title Professor(s)
Extracorporeal circulation in small animal soft tissue complex surgery
Presence of drugs and contaminants in farm and game animals, and characterization of the risk for the consumers
Animal genetic resources – selection signatures and genomic variability in livestock populations
Short and Medium-chain fatty acids as feed additives for pig production: towards gut health improvement and antibiotic reduction
Physiological approach to the study of autochthonous small ruminants breeds of Italy
Assessment of innate resistance to infectious diseases in dairy ruminants
Use of clinical and population pharmacokinetics to identify and suggest new therapeutic approaches in companion and farm animal practice
Innovative methods to explore emotions and behavioural disorders in animals
System biology and OMICS approaches to the immune defences of ruminant mammary glands
Antibiotics in food of animal origin:occurrence of residues and their relevance toward food safety, antimicrobial resistance and technological implications
Clinical pathologic biomarkers for managing and monitoring wild animals
Environmental and economic sustainability of fish farm
Equine Asthma and Secretome: a regenerative based approach for a translational innovative therapy
Impact of Nutrient Imbalance on the Epigenetic Signature and Gene Expression of Bovine Early Embryos
Comparative studies for the individuation of possible animal models for the study of human urogenital pathologies
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) for regenerative treatments of ovarian hypogonadism in the bovine
Feline infectious diseases: genetic characterization of emerging and zoonotic pathogens
Dissecting the factors and mechanisms controlling cell division during early embryogenesis
Feline ovarian tissue banking: a cryopreservation-culture combined approach for female germplasm conservation.
Immune response and cancer in companion animals
Environmental impact (EI) of pig farms is a risk factor for development of health disorders in late life: focus in anatomical development of target organs
The mechanobiology of aging: extra-cellular microenvironment modifications and their effects on organ function
Characterization of the immune response in experimental mouse models
Oral vaccine development aginst E. coli infections of post-weanning piglets
Identification of prognostic factors in the functional recovery of stray cats with traumatic orthopedic injuries.
Animal nutrition, welfare and sustainability: new perspective
Reduction of oxidative stress in dairy ruminants through nutritional interventions
Omics approaches for the safety and the quality of milk and dairy products
Daily and seasonal trends of electricity use on conventional and automatic milking dairy farms adopting energy efficient technologies
Integrated omics approaches to understand multifactorial diseases cancer, shock, dysmetabolism and damage due to environmental pollution

Courses list


Places available: 13

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 08/07/2020 to 14/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 12/10/2020 to 23/10/2020

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Attachments and documents

Qualifications assessment

Evaluation results

Attachment 1