PhD Programme on Molecular and Environmental Biology

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:


Advanced formation in specialized areas, to the frontier of knowledge;


Stimulating scientific environment in high quality research projects;


Preparation for professional life, academic or industry based, in Portugal or abroad.

Advanced Course 19-30 June 2023

Advanced Course in Molecular Responses of Plants in a Changing Environment, 19-30 June 2023. Open sessions! Join us in-person at the MICA Auditorium, Dept. of Biology, University of Minho or online via Zoom: Course program    

Advanced Courses 2023

The advanced courses in Biological Sciences are specialized training courses aimed at C2 and C3 level students. These courses are designed to complement the academic education of participants, providing students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills in specific areas. These courses will be held at the Department of Biology or the IB-S […]

Specialization Course in Molecular Genetics of Yeasts

Specialization Course in Molecular Genetics of Yeasts The course aims to provide advanced training in Molecular Biology of Yeast, for which the student should understand the most important molecular mechanisms that determine the “fitness” of yeast, in terms of physiology or responses to biotic or abiotic stress. More info (PT only)

Coordinator at universidade do Minho

Maria João Sousa

Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental
Departamento de Biologia 
Universidade do Minho
4710-057 Braga Portugal

T. +351 253 604 310/4314