A PhD opportunity at University of Turin

Open call: Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Climate Change at University of Turin - APPLICATION DEADLINE Aug 5 2022

(This call is not directly related to DataSHIELD)

Dear all,

The call is now open for a doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Development and Climate Change on “Climate sensitive diseases in a changing environment: a one-health approach” at the University of Turin.

The Ph.D. program, a collaboration of as many as 52 academic institutions, is a unique opportunity to undertake an interdisciplinary path of education and research, alongside high-qualified professors and colleagues from around the world. We are looking for highly motivated and talented students. Don’t miss this chance to be part of our growing community!

The deadline to apply is August 5th, 2022.

Info https://www.phd-sdc.it

Further information: milena.maule@unito.it

Project: CU6.10 https://www.phd-sdc.it/researchtopic/

Short description: The research project aims to explore the role of environmental, meteorological, and climatic parameters in shaping the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) in Italy and Europe through a One Health approach. Possible topics to be addressed are: a) understanding the recent spatio-temporal patterns of VBDs spread; b) evaluating the association between climatic and environmental parameters (temperature, precipitation, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), etc) and VBDs; c) estimating dose-response relationships and lag-effects of weather conditions on the incidence of VBDs; d) modelling the relationships between human cases and circulating vectors in relation to different environmental factors; e) projecting future trends under different climate change scenarios.