Graduate Program in Biological Sciences - Biophysics



The Graduate Program in Biological Sciences - Biophysics was created in 1963, being one of the first to be accredited by the MEC and was responsible for issuing the first title of the UFRJ Doctor. The program has 7 concept in CAPES and by December 2012 were formed 844 masters and 675 doctors in the program, totaling 1519 graduates.

The program aims to train highly qualified professionals who can act in the scientific community as teachers / creative and independent researchers and are able to promote qualitative changes in the different layers of society. The graduates of the Graduate -Biofisica are crowded in more than 70 educational and research institutions (IEP) in all regions of the country and abroad, and public agencies as CNEN, INPI, Federal Police, Inmetro, among others. These data indicate the Graduate Program in Life Sciences Biophysics as a major nucleators of scientific research in Brazil, with the training of teachers-researchers holding leading positions in educational institutions, research, government agencies and development and in national and multinational companies. In recent decades, the program has become a center of innovation in the launch of academic projects catalyzing the nucleation of several research centers throughout Brazil.

Students of the Master's or Doctoral degree enter the program through a selection process carried out twice a year, based on the assessment of the conceptual basis, as described in public notices. There is no limit spaces. The Master of securities or PhD are obtained after completion of the requirements set by the Graduate Coordination, which are based both on the Internal Graduate standards in the Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho as the CEPG-UFRJ Policies and CAPES-MEC.

Currently, Program advisors has worked on Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Tissue Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Cell Physiology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Parasitology and Cellular Therapy.


Coordinator: Profª Ana Paula Cabral de Araújo Lima

Vice-Coordinator: Profª  Rosane Silva