European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM)

SEMM is a private Foundation for higher education in biomedicine, established in 2001 by a joint ministerial decree of three Italian Ministries (Health, Treasury, and University & Research).


  • promotes training and research within emerging sectors of biomedicine, such as genomics, molecular medicine, nanotechnologies and bioethics
  • operates within centers of excellence and promotes the integration of basic research and clinical practice
  • collaborates with Italian Universities to create its training programmes
  • has an international outlook with its 22% of foreign students and postdocs coming from many different countries: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Kenya, India, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Nigeria, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey and the USA.  
SEMM in numbers

  • 6 educational programs
    • Ph.D. in Molecular Oncology
    • Ph.D. in Human Genetics
    • Ph.D. in Computational Biology
    • Ph.D. in Medical Nanotechnology
    • Ph.D. in Life Sciences: Foundations & Ethics
    • International Post Doc program
  • 70 scientific seminars per year
  • 145 students, 22% of which are foreigners
  • 66 teachers
  • 7 research centres