Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems

News from our PhD

We are organizing an alumni gathering event with a workshop in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems at SISSA. The planned dates are June 12-14, 2018. All the former students and professors are welcome. We invited a number of students who graduated during the first 10 years of our PhD (up to 2013) to give an oral presentation of their current research. In addition to these invited talks, there will be poster sessions where every participant can present their research activities. The workshop will start on June 12 at lunch time and end on June 14 in the afternoon. Please notice that the gathering event is back-to-back with the "SISSA Summer Festival" of June 15. You might wish to organize your trip so to participate to the Festival too.
access_time February 12, 2018
There are 5 positions available for the PhD in "Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems" at the International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy.

EU Application Deadline

Mar. 12, 2018
Applicants should have a good background in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics or related subjects and are expected to obtain their Laurea Specialistica or equivalent degree by Autumn 2017.

Notice that SISSA can cover, in full or in part, the expenses of students who, after the first screening based on CV and letters of presentations, are admitted to the local entrance exam. Please contact phd@sissa.it for further information.

Admitted students will have the opportunity to follow a one-year educational program in an international and interdisciplinary environment, followed by two or three years of active research in one of the following areas:
  • structural bioinformatics,
  • statistical mechanics of complex molecular systems,
  • biomolecular simulations,
  • simulations of rare events.
  • simulations and modelling of cellular motility.
The 6th mini-workshop on 'Statistical and Molecular Biophysics' will be held at SISSA (Trieste, Italy) on October 18-19, 2017.

The workshop is organized in the same days of the PhD defenses of the SISSA program in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems, and is intended to give a broad overview of the state of the art in the modeling of biological systems.
access_time July 18, 2017
At least 1 new position is available for the PhD in "Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems" at the International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy.

The application deadline is September 11th, 2017.


Applicants should have a good background in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics or related subjects and are expected to obtain their Laurea Specialistica or equivalent degree by Autumn 2017.

Notice that SISSA can cover, in full or in part, the expenses of students who, after the first screening based on CV and letters of presentations, are admitted to the local entrance exam. Please contact phd@sissa.it for further information.

Admitted students will have the opportunity to follow a one-year educational program in an international and interdisciplinary environment, followed by two or three years of active research in one of the following areas:
  • structural bioinformatics,
  • statistical mechanics of complex molecular systems,
  • biomolecular simulations,
  • simulations of rare events.
  • simulations and modelling of cellular motility.
The applications for the Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems are now closed. Those who successfully applied can find the previous exams in the link bellow.
access_time March 12, 2017
Our group will partecipate to the 10th ERC Anniversary on 17th March at SISSA. Find out what SISSA has scheduled there. Follow the event on:
access_time March 01, 2017
There are 5 positions available for the PhD in "Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems" at the International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy.

Non-EU students deadline is March 31st, 2017.

The application deadline is May 15th, 2017.

Applicants should have a good background in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics or related subjects and are expected to obtain their Laurea Specialistica or equivalent degree by Autumn 2017.

Notice that SISSA can cover, in full or in part, the expenses of students who, after the first screening based on CV and letters of presentations, are admitted to the local entrance exam. Please contact phd@sissa.it for further information.

Admitted students will have the opportunity to follow a one-year educational program in an international and interdisciplinary environment, followed by two or three years of active research in one of the following areas:
  • structural bioinformatics,
  • statistical mechanics of complex molecular systems,
  • biomolecular simulations,
  • simulations of rare events.
  • simulations and modelling of cellular motility.