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 Doctoral Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology

The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. This program is inserted in the multidisciplinary environment of the Molecular Biology and Environmental Center, which allows students to be provided with: i) advanced training in cutting-edge specialty areas; ii) a stimulating scientific environment in high-quality research projects; iii) preparation for an academic career or business, at home and abroad. This postgraduate program counts with the collaboration of researchers/professors of high scientific merit and from national and international universities and institutes, in the following subjects: -Molecular Biotechnology-Biochemistry and Structural Biology-Microbial Physiology and Pathogenesis-Cell Biology and Development-Biomedicine and Health-Biodiversity and Evolution-Ecology and Environment. 

To integrate this program of advanced studies and research, the student must have a high level of intellectual ability and work, and demonstrate personal motivation and professional ambition.

Fees (non-refundable)

Number of vacancies

Access requirements​

Ranking criteria

2021/2022

General


Academic degree:
  • Doctorate
ECTS:
240
Duration:
8 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Biology

Contacts


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604390 Fax: +351 253604398
    E-Mail: cpedagogico@ecum.uminho.pt; sec@ecum.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.ecum.uminho.pt

Description


The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. This program is inserted in the multidisciplinary environment of the Molecular Biology and Environmental Center, which allows students to be provided with: i) advanced training in cutting-edge specialty areas; ii) a stimulating scientific environment in high-quality research projects; iii) preparation for an academic career or business, at home and abroad. This postgraduate program counts with the collaboration of researchers/professors of high scientific merit and from national and international universities and institutes, in the following subjects: -Molecular Biotechnology-Biochemistry and Structural Biology-Microbial Physiology and Pathogenesis-Cell Biology and Development-Biomedicine and Health-Biodiversity and Evolution-Ecology and Environment.
To integrate this program of advanced studies and research, the student must have a high level of intellectual ability and work, and demonstrate personal motivation and professional ambition.

Access to higher education


The completion of the PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Environmental Biology allows developing research activity at a post-doctoral level.

Careers


At the end of this course, the scientific and technical skills acquired constitute a solid background to perform different professional activities, in particular in the fields of health, environment, industry, agriculture and higher education.

Access


15

Vacancies

5

Minimum

Access forms


Access to this cycle of studies requires an application, within the deadlines established for that purpose with the following documentation: 
- Letter of interest; 
- Curriculum vitae; 
- Habilitation certificates; 
- Certificate of English proficiency, both spoken and written, through recognized organizations such as TOEFL, British Institute; 
- Two letters of reference; 
- Identification document: Citizen Card | Passport - optional.

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements


Applicants must hold a masters degree in the scientific areas of Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Environmental Sciences or other related domains, in case they have a sound scientific preparation, and those who fulfil the stipulated in items b) and c) article 30 of Decree-Law nº 742006, 24 March.

Application deadlines


Information on Application Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.ecum.uminho.pt/en/Ensino/Pages/Applications-for-Doctoral-Programmes.aspx

Registration deadlines


Information on Registration Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.ecum.uminho.pt/en/Ensino/Pages/Applications-for-Doctoral-Programmes.aspx

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 42
A Project BCS 24
S1 Advanced Techniques in Molecular and Environmental Biology BIO 12
S1 Seminar BCS 6
Year 1 2 18
BS Opção Aberta
Esta opção é realizada obrigatoriamente no 2º semestre do 1º ano.
6
Advances in Invasion Ecology BM; BCS; EBE 6
Advances in Plant Molecular Biology BM; BCS; EBE 6
Bionanoparticles: Challenges and Therapeutic Opportunities BM; BCS; EBE 6
Bionanosystems for Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Applications BM; BCS; EBE 6
Biopolymers Based on renewable Resources: from Synthesis to Applications BM; BCS; EBE 6
Biotechnology Applied to Industrial Processes BM 6
Cancer Therapy: from Basic Research to Clinic BM; BCS; EBE 6
Costal Waters Ecology BM; BCS; EBE 6
Ecology of Coastal Waters BM; BCS; EBE 6
Host-Fungos Interactions an Virulence BM; BCS; EBE 6
Introduction to Entrepreneurship G 6
Mammalian and Yeast Cells as Complementary Models to Understand Programmed Cell Death and Autophagy BM; BCS; EBE 6
Metabolic Engineering BM; BCS; EBE 6
Molecular Nutrition BM; BCS; EBE 6
Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants BM; BCS; EBE 6
Plants in a Changing Environment: a Molecular Approach BM; BCS; EBE 6
Protein Degradation and Trafficking in Health and Disease BM; BCS; EBE 6
Smart and Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications BIOF 6
BS Opção I 6
Advances in Invasion Ecology BM; BCS; EBE 6
Advances in Plant Molecular Biology BM; BCS; EBE 6
Bionanoparticles: Challenges and Therapeutic Opportunities BM; BCS; EBE 6
Bionanosystems for Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Applications BM; BCS; EBE 6
Biopolymers Based on renewable Resources: from Synthesis to Applications BM; BCS; EBE 6
Cancer Therapy: from Basic Research to Clinic BM; BCS; EBE 6
Costal Waters Ecology BM; BCS; EBE 6
Ecology of Coastal Waters BM; BCS; EBE 6
Host-Fungos Interactions an Virulence BM; BCS; EBE 6
Mammalian and Yeast Cells as Complementary Models to Understand Programmed Cell Death and Autophagy BM; BCS; EBE 6
Metabolic Engineering BM; BCS; EBE 6
Molecular Nutrition BM; BCS; EBE 6
Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants BM; BCS; EBE 6
Plants in a Changing Environment: a Molecular Approach BM; BCS; EBE 6
Protein Degradation and Trafficking in Health and Disease BM; BCS; EBE 6
Smart and Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications BIOF 6
BS Opção II 6
Advances in Invasion Ecology BM; BCS; EBE 6
Advances in Plant Molecular Biology BM; BCS; EBE 6
Bionanoparticles: Challenges and Therapeutic Opportunities BM; BCS; EBE 6
Bionanosystems for Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Applications BM; BCS; EBE 6
Biopolymers Based on renewable Resources: from Synthesis to Applications BM; BCS; EBE 6
Cancer Therapy: from Basic Research to Clinic BM; BCS; EBE 6
Costal Waters Ecology BM; BCS; EBE 6
Ecology of Coastal Waters BM; BCS; EBE 6
Host-Fungos Interactions an Virulence BM; BCS; EBE 6
Mammalian and Yeast Cells as Complementary Models to Understand Programmed Cell Death and Autophagy BM; BCS; EBE 6
Metabolic Engineering BM; BCS; EBE 6
Molecular Nutrition BM; BCS; EBE 6
Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants BM; BCS; EBE 6
Plants in a Changing Environment: a Molecular Approach BM; BCS; EBE 6
Protein Degradation and Trafficking in Health and Disease BM; BCS; EBE 6
Smart and Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications BIOF 6
Year 1 2 3 4 180
PQ Thesis BCS 180

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
16-09-2016
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2380/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
28-07-2017
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2021