A PhD call is available at “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro (UMG), Italy. In particular, one of the funded positions will be focused on the development of novel connectomics approaches based on hybrid PET/MR data, with specific interest in quantitative MRI sequences.

The successful student will work under the supervision of Dr. Maria Eugenia Caligiuri, as well as part of a multidisciplinary team, developing and applying approaches for multimodal fusion of quantitative PET-MRI for the identification of biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington Disease. Beyond working hours, Catanzaro – and the Calabria region – offer outstanding opportunities for enjoying outdoors activities and sightseeing.

Facilities: The Neuroscience Research Center @UMG hosts a 3T Siemens Biograph mMR
scanner, fully dedicated to research. The position will allow for training opportunities in quantitative MRI, brain anatomy, and translational clinical research. Furthermore, the funded project will foresee a period of 12 months abroad, to train deeper in quantitative MRI @ NeuroPoly Lab, Montreal.

Requirements: Minimum qualification is a master’s degree in one of the following (please see the official Call for complete list of degrees, link below): biology, biotechnology, physics, engineering, computer sciences, medicine, psychology.


Details of the specific project:

PhD Programme: Digital Medicine

Curriculum: Innovative Technologies For Digital Medicine And Advanced Therapies

Project: “Novel artificial intelligence models using multimodal PET/MR data for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases”


Contact: Dr. Maria Eugenia Caligiuri, Ph.D, Assistant Professor in Applied Physics


Full PhD call: https://web.unicz.it/admin/uploads/2022/07/phd-programmes-2022-23-english-version-area-medica.pdf