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Thesis supervisor must belong to the Molecular Biotechnology Board. It is possible to have an external supervisor and a co-supervisor of the Board.

Write your thesis as a scientific article.

Organize the content of your manuscript as follows:

  • Title Page
  • Abstract (max 250 words)
  • Introduction (max 1500 words)
  • Materials and Methods (max 2000 words)
  • Results (max 2500 words)
  • Discussion (max 2000 words)
  • Acknowledgments
  • References (max 40)
  • Tables
  • Figure Legends
  • Figures

The final thesis presentation includes a 10 min. oral presentation and 5 min. discussion.

The final assessment is expressed with a grade out of one hundred and ten.

The exam is considered passed with a minimum grade of 66/110 and a maximum grade of 110/110. The score is calculated by transforming the average grades of the exams, which are expressed with a grade out of thirty, into a grade out of one hundred and ten, and by adding the score obtained by the thesis defense (minimum: 0; maximum: 7).

The average grades of the exams is calculated on a weighted mean.

Summa cum laudemay be attribuited by the Board by unanimous decision when the score is ≥ 111/110 or is 110/110 and the student has passed at least one exam with “30 cum laude”.

When granted Summa cum laude the Board may grant honors by unanimous decision as follows:

  • Special mention (menzione) when the student has passed at least five exams with “30 cum laude” or the score is ≥115/110.
  • Recommendation for Publication(dignità di stampa) when the student is co-author of an accepted or submitted paper related to the experimental thesis.

Thesis deadlines a.a. 2020/2021

Submission of application for graduation

Students have to submit an application for graduation by following the procedure

Please note that students who renounced a thesis session are not automatically enrolled into the next one. It is mandatory to apply again within the deadline for the session you choose

Submission of thesis

Submission of thesis must be done online following the procedure.

Thesis submission confirmation represents a student declaration that the uploaded thesis is approved by thesis supervisor.

The title of the uploaded thesis must be the same of the one on the application already uploaded and signed by thesis supervisor.

Students have to send the following documents at

  1. Abstract in pdf format. Name the file as follows: Last Name_Abstract
  2. Thesis in pdf format. Name the file as follows: Last Name_Thesis
  3. For request of "Recommendation for Publication" (dignità di stampa) a copy of the accepted paper or a copy of the submission letter

In the mail subject, please indicate First Name_Last Name_Date of Graduation

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