The Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology aims to enable professionals to work in frontier areas in research and university education.

The program’s advisors investigate different biological themes and models where they employ experimental approaches and formulate biological questions that may be situated at the frontier of knowledge in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Thus,  biological and computing tools of post-genomic edge are employed to study cancer, different aspects of biology of unicellular and metazoan organisms, the interaction between pathogens and hosts, as well as fundamental cellular processes ranging from intracellular traffic and secretion to the cytoskeleton and molecular motors. Other research ways , such as the generation and use of transgenic organisms, the use of a pool of in vitro and in vivo image processing equipment also make up a rich multidisciplinary environment.

In this way, the Program allows our students to enjoy research and knowledge generation processes in cell biology in physiological or pathological states, developmental biology, structural biology, microbiology or in cancer biology.

We associate with this multidisciplinary character the incentive for our graduates to submit to international exposure by participating in congresses and courses or internships abroad.

These approaches and actions should collaborate to allow the robust scientific formation that allows to train professionals of excellence in their sub-areas to be recognized nationally and internationally.