PhD Program on Molecular and Environmental Biology


Phd Program

PDBMA comprises both learning and research components. It is an advanced programme for the formation of researchers in the areas of Molecular and Environmental Biology, counting with the collaboration of national universities and research institutions, as well as professors/researchers belonging to other prestigious European universities within one of the following areas:

  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry and Structural Biology
  • Microbial Physiology and Pathogenesis
  • Cellular and Development Biology
  • Biomedicine and Health
  • Biodiversity and Evolution
  • Ecology and Environmental Sciences


It is a programme developed in a multidisciplinary environment offering to the students:

  1. advanced formation in specialized areas, to the frontier of knowledge;
  2. stimulating scientific environment in high quality research projects;
  3. preparation for professional life, academic or industry based, in Portugal or abroad.


To pursue this advanced studies and research programme the student must possess a high degree of motivation and intellectual and work capacities, and demonstrate professional ambition.



This programme is a consortium between the CBMA/Minho University and:

  • IPO/PORTO, Portugal
  • IPATIMUP, Portugal
  • Bangor University, Wales, UK
  • Universidad de Valladolid, España
  • University of Athens, Greece
  • London University, UK
  • Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Univ. Católica, Portugal
  • CBMA, Escola de Ciências
  • CEB, Escola de Engenharia
  • 3Bs, Escola de Engenharia
  • ICVS, Escola de Ciências da Saúde