Nanomedicine is a field that is expected to produce great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases based on the use of nanomaterials that have fundamentally different properties from classical materials. This promise has been reflected in the dramatic growth in Nanomedicine research over the last decade and major increases in both public and private investment. Nanomedicine is expected to play a major role in facilitating personalized medicine, one of the most important healthcare objectives of the 21st century.
NanoMedPhD has been designed taking into account the triple “i” dimension (international mobility, inter-sectoral exposure, and inter-disciplinarity), and aims to accelerate scientific progress in nanomedicine by attracting the most promising early-stage researchers of any nationality.
For this purpose, NanoMedPhd has been designed as a strategic programme which comprises research and academic training that lead to the award of a doctoral degree in the emerging field of nanomedicine. NanoMedPhD also provide the participants with a number of transferable skills which will give them more opportunities and competitiveness in the future.
The University of Malaga provides an attractive institutional environment, as demonstrated by the large number of foreign students participating its Masters and PhD programs, as well as the many ERASMUS undergraduates it receives every year. It is worth highlighting that all the PhD programs involved in NanoMedPhD are committed to achieving standards defined by a Quality Assurance system, which is based on the analysis of research productivity indicators, knowledge transfer results and employment success, among others.
BIONAND, the research centre where NanoMedPhD participants will develop their thesis and research activity, is characterised by the close collaboration between research groups working in diverse fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Medicine. This diversity results in a highly stimulating and scientifically attractive environment that offers collaboration opportunities both internally and with other institutions in the health, university and private sectors at national and international level. In addition, BIONAND possesses cutting edge research equipment and highly qualified support staff, thus allowing programme participants to develop skills in techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Spectroscopy, Advanced Optical Microscopy, Electronic Microscopy, Micro-CT, intra-vital optical imaging, etc...