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Experimental Biology and Biomedicine (BEB)

Biology, especially in its translational and interdisciplinary aspects is a fundamental Science in the 21rst Century, and all indicators point to an increased investment in related fields in the next decades, namely in terms of Experimental Biology and Biomedicine. Given the critical mass at the University of Coimbra (including Faculty of Science and Technology, Pharmacy and Medicine, as well as Research Centers and Hospitals) this is a niche of excellence that urges further development. Scientific training in this field must be flexible and involve researchers with different backgrounds and approaches. Further information may be found here:

Objectives of the PhD. Course

PhD Program in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine aims to train a new generation of highly skilled professionals that will be internationally competitive in terms of basic scientific research, the development of novel therapeutic and diagnostic tools,relevant clinical and pre-clinical models, as well as biotechnological applications. Training will be trans and multidisciplinary, to guarantee a wide range of knowledge and expertise networks, crucial for innovation. Students will be trained and evaluated according to strict and internationally validated criteria, and will be globally employable in Academia, Research institutes, Government agencies, Hospitals and Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology companies. They will also be able to create their own companies in a growing field

Duration of the Course

8 Semesters.

Admission criteria

The following requirements should be met for the successful application in this PhD programme:

  1. degree holders or equivalent;
  2. Teaching assistants with certification of pedagogic and scientific capacity;
  3. Degree holders with suitable relevant academic and scientific record for this porgramme;
  4. Candidates are selected on the basis of their suitability for the course proposed in terms of academic, scientific or professional record.

Coordination of the Course

PhD Paulo J. Oliveira

PhD Emília da Conceição Pedrosa Duarte


1st phase: April 1st to 30th 2021

2nd phase: June 1st to July 16th 2021

3rd phase: September 1st to 10th

Extraordinary phase: October 19th to 29th 2021

Further information

EBB and Sustainable Development Goals