SEMM is a private foundation established in 2001 by a joint ministerial decree of three Italian Ministries, Health, Treasure, and Education, Scientific and Technological Research. The mission of the Scuola Europea di Medicina Molecolare (SEMM) is to promote the training and research of young scientists within emerging sectors of biomedicine. SEMM operates within research centers of excellence bridging together higher education and front-line research training. Science covers virtually every aspect of modern Cell Biology and Molecular Biology, both from the basic and applied research points of view. SEMM manages in agreement with the University of Milan and Naples, a PhD program in Systems Medicine which includes 5 curricula: Molecular Oncology, Human Genetics, Computational Biology, Medical Nanotechnology and Foundations of the Life Sciences Bioethics and Cognitive Sciences and a post doc program SIPOD.