Social demand of immunology specialists is growing in both improvements in knowledge and in the area of translational applications of that knowledge in immunotherapy for a large number of illnesses, whether they involve the immune system itself (e.g.infectious or autoimmune diseases) or other illnesses such as cancer.

The need for clinical and research staff with training in immunology covers runs across a wide range of disciplines.


Candidate profile

The PhD in Advanced Immunology is aimed at students who have obtained a Masters degree in any area of  bioscience. The ideal student profile is someone with a marked capacity for analysis, a proactive attitude, a problem-solving mentality and a completed Masters degree in Advanced Immunology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of Barcelona. Student who have an official research Masters degree or equivalent in the area of  bioscience, taken over a comparable period to that for this PhD course may also apply. In the above case the specific training of the student in immunology will be taken into account.


Professional opportunities

Students who achieve the qualification of PhD in this programme can follow a scientific, academic or professional career in research centres, universities, hospitals and research and scientific development companies nationally and internationally.

They can carry out professional tasks in areas of bioscience and medicine that require professionals with a high level of expertise in immunology.


Objectives and justification

The main objective of this programme is to prepare students to be able to carry out independent research in the area of immunology and its applications.

The programme aims to consolidate knowledge and train high level researchers in the area of immunology. This programme evaluates the research of the PhD candidate in a public presentation of the doctoral thesis and the publication of articles deriving from in in international indexed journals in the JCR.



Iñaki Álvarez Pérez

Composition of the academic tribunal for the PhD programme

  • Iñaki Álvarez (Programme Coordinator)
  • Ricardo Pujol
  • Carme Roura
  • Paz Martínez
  • Oscar de la Calle
  • Cándido Juárez
  • Julià Blanco
  • Javier Martínez Picado
  • Marta Vives
  • Sílvia Vidal


Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology
(Building M) Faculty of Medicine - UAB
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola). Barcelona
Phone and Fax number: +34 93 581 1839


Number of places available: 9
Fees: aprox. €540 per year View detail of the PhD's fees

Languages in which the thesis may be written:
English, Spanish and Catalan
Organising universities and institutions:
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Associated departments or institutes:
Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology

Collaborating institutions:
  • Instituto de Investigación del Sida (IrsiCaixa)
  • Vall d’Hebron Instituto de Investigación (VHIR)
  • Instituto de Investigación del Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IR-HSCSP)
  • Instituto de Investigación Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP)
  • Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CRESA)
  • Banco de Sangre y  Tejidos (BST)
Health Sciences

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