Courses

Advanced Phylogenetic Systematics
COD Workload Description
73139-04 60 This course provides deeper insights into the theory and methods of phylogenetic analysis using several types of data, with emphasis on total evidence and analysis of large matrices.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Advanced Phylogenetics: theory and practice
COD Workload Description
19512-02 30 Ontological and epistemological bases of phylogenetics: individuals and classes; relation between scientific inquiry and phylogenetics; hypothesis generation and testing, explanation; key concepts in phylogenetics (e.g., species, homology, nomenclature, taxonomy, systematics); characters and character conflict; sequence alignment (dynamic homology and similarity), indels; heuristics and tree searches; probabilistic models of character evolution; theory and practice of main character optimization criteria; calculation and interpretation of clade support.
Professors Home time Lattes
SANTIAGO JOSE CASTROVIEJO FISHER 6 years and 5 months Link
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Animal Behavior
COD Workload Description
63149-04 60 History of Ethology; Biological basis of animal behavior; Diversity of behavior; Behavioral ecology; Scientific method applied to Ethology.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Animal Physiology
COD Workload Description
63122-02 30 This course studies animal¿s physiological, metabolic and biochemical adaptations to different environments, to ecological parameters and to the life cycle; it emphasizes the organization and evolution of different organic systems in the Animal Kingdom.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Arachnology
COD Workload Description
63114-04 60 History of Arachnology; The most prominent international and Brazilian arachnologists, their works and contributions to the field; Collection techniques used in arachnological inventories; Genetic banks of arachnological heritage; Collection Management; Techniques used for illustrating scientific works; Morpho-anatomical organization and physiology of representatives of the main orders of Arachnida; Techniques used by spiders for foraging and defense; Intra-and inter-specific relationship; Use of keys for determining families, genera and species of Neotropical spiders; The importance of spiders in Medicine, Veterinary, Agriculture and the biological control of arthropods that are harmful to man.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Attitude in Biological Sciences
COD Workload Description
73118-02 30 This course studies, analyzes, and reflects upon the development of critical reflexive attitudes, and improves the perception of how this can interfere in the personal or collective administration of academic-scientific life.
Professors Home time Lattes
CARLOS GRAEFF TEIXEIRA 27 years and 7 months Link
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Biology of Animal Development
COD Workload Description
73166-03 45 This course addresses Developmental Biology and seeks to present and discuss events of the animal development stage, from the initial ontogenetic development to post-embryonic events and aspects related to longevity and senescence. It includes the development of vertebrates and invertebrates and the contribution of experimental model animals to the development of vertebrates and invertebrates and the contribution of experimental model animals to the understanding of specific aspects. The course discusses topics such as gametogenesis, differentiation and epigenesis, egg types and cleavage, fertilization and gastrulation, placentation, formation of body axes, organogenesis and morphogenesis of organs and tissues, metamorphosis, regeneration and aging. The subjects will be discussed from an evolutionary perspective.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Comparative Genomics
COD Workload Description
73196-02 30 The topics this course addresses are as follows: Comparative analysis of genomes, with focus on nuclear genomes of eukaryotes; Comparative mapping of genomes; Structure of genomes and its functional consequences; Genomic architecture and variation in the number of copies of genomic segments; Evolution of the structure of genomes in different bodies; Current methods for sequencing, assembling and annotation of eukaryotic genomes; Evolutionary analysis involving genomic scale data; phylogenomics and population genomics.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Cellular and Molecular Biology Master's Don't Required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Doctorate Don't Required
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Conservation Biology
COD Workload Description
63190-04 60 This course aims to provide resources for an integrated analysis of environmental issues with emphasis on loss of biodiversity elements. It discusses theoretical and practical aspects related to the threats and strategies necessary for the conservation of populations, species, communities and ecosystems
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Conservation Genetics and Molecular Ecology
COD Workload Description
73111-03 45 The application of Genetics into the field of Conservation Biology, with emphasis on the employment of molecular approaches to the study and management of endangered species; Fundamental aspects of molecular techniques and analytical methodologies used in the study of natural populations; Identification and characterization of demographic units, and their relevance to the conservation of biodiversity and natural evolutionary processes; Genetic diversity in natural populations and the effect of ecosystem fragmentation; Population viability analysis; Estimates and applications of the employment the concept of Effective Size of a population; Use of molecular techniques for the study of ecological and behavioral aspects of natural populations.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
DNA metabarcoding for biodiversity and conservation studies
COD Workload Description
19506-01 15 Understand principles, methods and applications of the DNA metabarcoding technique in biodiversity and conservation studies. Bioinformatic data analyses including the development of pipelines to obtain diversity inventories or interpretable ecological data. Understand other techniques that use high-throughput sequencing such as metagenomics.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Cellular and Molecular Biology Master's Don't Required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Doctorate Don't Required
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Ecological interactions
COD Workload Description
19509-04 60 Antagonistic and mutualistic interactions: history of classifications and current approach. Competition, herbivory and predation. Floral biology and floral visitors. Frugivory and seed dispersal. Interactions at the level of microbiota. Evolutionary implications of biological interactions. Characterization of interaction systems as complex networks. Basic structural elements of a complex network: nodes, links, and visualization of networks as graphs. Application of complex network approaches to answer ecological questions and test ecological hypotheses. Program developed in theoretical and practical classes, using analysis of real data with computation resources in the R platform.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Ecology of Parasitism
COD Workload Description
73193-02 30 This course addresses the parasite-host relationship, with emphasis on the analysis of host defense mechanisms and parasites escape mechanisms and possibilities resulting from this interaction in a coevolutionary context. Each model of analysis will generally serve to understand the complexity and diversity of the living phenomenon.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Ecotoxicology
COD Workload Description
19510-02 30 Fundamentals of ecotoxicology and the toxic effects of natural or synthetic pollutants on the biotic constituents (organisms and populations) of ecosystems with an emphasis on animals. We will also analyze articles in the area of risk assessment and environmental recovery, and prevention of contamination.
Professors Home time Lattes
GUENDALINA TURCATO OLIVEIRA 23 years and 3 months Link
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Entomology
COD Workload Description
63116-04 60 Concept and division of Entomology; Its history; Morphological and anatomical aspects; Reproduction and development; Classification and characterization of the main orders.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Field Ecology
COD Workload Description
7311B-04 60 This course intends to equip students with the necessary know-how, competences and abilities required for research in Ecology. Students will work on short-term research projects that include all the different stages of the scientific research: statement of problems, sampling design, data collection and analysis and scientific presentation (written and oral).
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Field Ecology of the Araucaria Forest
COD Workload Description
73197-04 60 This course is intended to develop the necessary expertise, skills and abilities to carry out research in Ecology. Students will develop short-term research projects, including the different stages of the scientific process: definition of the research problem, sampling design, data collection and analysis, and scientific communication (written and oral).
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Herpetology
COD Workload Description
63118-04 60 The history of Herpetology, herpetological societies and journals; World representation in time and space; Neotropical herpetology and the practice of determining taxa using available laboratory keys; General and differential characters; Biology.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Ichthyology
COD Workload Description
63158-04 60 The concept and history of the study of fish, collection and curatorship, scientific and social importance; Institutions, societies and journals of importance in ichthyology; The morpho-anatomy and biology of the main groups, as well as their evolution and distribution, always emphasizing Neotropical representatives; The history of the fish systematic classification, their geographical distribution and evolution; Fish phylogeny and evolution, with emphasis on Neotropical fauna.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Insect Ecology
COD Workload Description
63199-03 45 Social insects: origin and patterns of social organization in termites, ants, wasps and bees; Characterization of nests, caste determination and division of labor; Ecological and economic importance of social insects with an emphasis on pollination; Systematics and morphological characterization of the main families of social insects; Notions of management of native social bees, biodiversity conservation and monitoring.
Professors Home time Lattes
BETINA BLOCHTEIN 23 years and 8 months Link
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Integrity in Scientific Writing and Presentation
COD Workload Description
19518-04 60 The main goals of this course are to improve students’ skills associated with writing scientific papers for high-quality journals and those necessary to give oral presentations at scientific meetings. Classes will be based on the discussion of topics related to writing skills, including manuscript structure, goals and writing strategies. Ethical aspects of scientific practices regarding authorship, conflict of interests and data analysis and preparation are also discussed. Key aspects of oral presentation and how to organize and give effective talks will also be discussed.
Professors Home time Lattes
MONICA RYFF MOREIRA ROCA VIANNA 14 years and 8 months Link
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Cellular and Molecular Biology Master's Don't Required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Doctorate Don't Required
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Introduction to Scientific Method and Sample Design
COD Workload Description
7311A-02 30 This course introduces the scientific method as well as the experimental and sample design. Topics include definitions of the inductive and hypothetical-deductive methods and the formulation of questions, hypotheses, and predictions. It also discusses the organization of issues through flowcharts, the formulation and function of null hypotheses, the definition of theoretical and operational variables and the definition of sample units. It shows how conceptual maps can be used to guide the distribution of units.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Key stages in the Evolution of Vertebrates
COD Workload Description
73175-04 60 This course studies the principles of systematics, taxonomy and evolution applied to paleontology and fossil record; The morphological concept of species as a parameter for the study of fossil groups; Geological records x life history; Key-stages in the evolution of various vertebrate groups, including the origin of tetrapods, mammals and birds; Functional morphology in the study of evolutionary convergences in locomotion and feeding.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Metabolic and Functional Adaptations to the Environment
COD Workload Description
73115-03 45 This course studies the metabolic and functional adaptations to different environmental stresses, thus putting the student in contact with scientific articles and techniques employed in this area of knowledge.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Methods in Biogeography
COD Workload Description
63146-04 60 This course addresses historical and methodological problems of biogeographic analysis, by dispersal and vicariance.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Ornithology
COD Workload Description
73160-04 60 Birds theory and practice; Techniques for data collection in the field and/or laboratory; Classification and recognition of different groups; Observation of biological and ecological attributes (form and function); Autoecology, behavior and conservation of birds.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Parasitism Ecology
COD Workload Description
73100-03 45 This course addresses the parasite-host relationship, with emphasis on the analysis of host defense mechanisms and parasites escape mechanisms, and possibilities resulting from this interaction in a coevolutionary context. Each analysis model will generally serve to understand the complexity and diversity of the living phenomenon.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Phylogenetic Systematics
COD Workload Description
63143-04 60 History of biological and phylogenetic systematics; Basic principles and assumptions of phylogenetic systematics; Techniques for the construction and interpretation of cladograms; Software applications; Alternatives to phylogenetic systematics and their applications.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Phylogeography
COD Workload Description
73112-04 60 Methods for analysis of molecular markers; Use of these methodologies in intra and interspecific evolutionary problems.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Primatology
COD Workload Description
73114-02 30 This course provides access to fresher insights into the origins and evolutionary history of primates, the systematics, phylogeny and main characteristics of the current groups, the adaptive irradiation of Neotropical primates, their ecology, behavior and cognitive abilities, conservation biology and priorities for research in primatology.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Quantitative Methods in Zoology
COD Workload Description
73196-03 45 This course will enable students to develop practical skills for the processing and analysis of quantitative data in Zoology, with emphasis on experimental design, analysis and interpretation of parametric, non-parametric and multivariate data through computer tools.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Sampling design and analysis of ecological data
COD Workload Description
19511-04 60 Theoretical and practical studies of sampling design and analysis of the obtained data, focused on ecological data and multivariate analysis. Definition of ecological questions and hypotheses, types of variables, accuracy, and precision. Objective-dependent sampling optimization. Introduction to modelling of ecological data. Introduction to exploratory analyses and hypothesis testing with multidimensional data; distance and similarity metrics; cluster analysis and ordination; multivariate analysis of variance.
Professors Home time Lattes
PEDRO MARIA DE ABREU FERREIRA 5 years and 8 months Link
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Scientific Research Dynamics and Policies
COD Workload Description
7311B-02 30 This course intends to foster discussions on research policies in Brazil, including the assessment criteria employed by CAPES as well as scientometrics criteria. It also discusses the means for obtaining funding for scientific projects with an eye to meeting the different criteria set forth in specific projects. Additionally, one of the goals of the course is to discuss the scientific career both in Brazil and overseas and the possibilities for getting into the market. The course will discuss the differences between the areas of concentration as well as regional differences and other controversial topics in science. The peer-review process will be addressed, for both projects and scientific papers submitted to indexed journals. Part of the classes will be devoted for discussions on the ethical aspects of research, including issues such as plagiarism, co-authorship, publication of negative results, among others. Students will receive specific training to properly advise final papers as well as theses and dissertations.
Professors Home time Lattes
MARIA MARTHA CAMPOS 13 years and 8 months Link
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Don't Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Don't Required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Don't Required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Don't Required
CTBMF Master's Don't Required
CTBMF Doctorate Don't Required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Master's Don't Required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Doctorate Don't Required
Clinical Psychology Master's Don't Required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Don't Required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Don't Required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Don't Required
Dental Materials Master's Don't Required
Dental Materials Doctorate Don't Required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Don't Required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Don't Required
Endodontics Master's Don't Required
Endodontics Doctorate Don't Required
Human Cognition Master's Don't Required
Human Cognition Doctorate Don't Required
Medical Practice Master's Don't Required
Medical Practice Doctorate Don't Required
Nephrology Master's Don't Required
Nephrology Doctorate Don't Required
Neurosciences Master's Don't Required
Neurosciences Doctorate Don't Required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Don't Required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Don't Required
Pediatrics Master's Don't Required
Pediatrics Doctorate Don't Required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Don't Required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Don't Required
Social Psychology Master's Don't Required
Social Psychology Doctorate Don't Required
Surgical Practice Master's Don't Required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Don't Required
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Preclinical neuropharmacology This line of research is concerned with Pre-Clinical Neuropharmacology.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Respiratory Diseases / Exhaled nitric oxide and others markers of inflammation This line of research is intended to assess the role of expired nitric oxide as an inflammation marker.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Training and Development for Teachers in Health Sciences This line of research will enable the production of scientific and technological research and the provision of Master's and Doctoral degrees as well as the conduction of Postdoc research in the area of Health Care Education.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Mechanisms of memory consolidation This line of research will look at the role of the central histaminergic system in the basolateral amygdala and in the hippocampus in the consolidation of aversive and non-aversive memory. It will also look at the influence of the treatment relying on a histidine decarboxylase inhibitor.
Developmental neurology This line of research will deal with the ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System (clinical aspects and animal model), sleep studies and its disorders through the assessment of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics, thus laying the foundations for the understanding of sleep medicine in childhood, and the normal and abnormal development in early childhood.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Cholinergic versus non-cholinergic components of memory The purpose of this line of research is to determine the components of memory deficits observable in transgenic rats incapable of expressing the fast transporter of hippocampal acetylcholine in different degrees. This can be applied to the treatment of the Alzheimer's disease with pro-collinergic drugs among others.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Synaptic tagging of extinction The generation of weak LTP in a dendrite of pyramidal cells of the hippocampus can increase its potential by the LTP produced in another distant dendrite. This is called synaptic tagging and is due to the tagging of the first synapsis (tag) by a local protein which attracts another generated by the second synapsis (capture).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Childhood epilepsy This line of research will address epilepsy in childhood.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Cell Terapy (Clinicals and experimental models, Regeneration and Tissue engineering, stem cells) This line of research will look at clinical and experimental models focused on the development of stem cells therapies, nervous regeneration and the use of stem cells in surgeries.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Peripheral nerve (Clinical and experimental models, nerve regeneration, growth factors, stem cellls) Tissue Engineering (TE) is concerned with the study of new forms of tissue production to be used in reconstructive surgeries. It covers all methods and efforts made in order to create or induce the formation of tissues in a specific location.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Scientific Writing in Zoology
COD Workload Description
73176-04 60 This course analyzes scientific language and the appropriate tools for writing articles, literature reviews, reviews, conference abstracts and research projects, as well as the selection of the most appropriate publishing vehicles and the preparation and presentation of talks and posters in Zoology.
Professors Home time Lattes
JULIO CESAR BICCA MARQUES 18 years and 8 months Link
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Seminars
COD Workload Description
19504-01 15 This discipline is constituted by the presentation of scientific seminars by scientists or lecturers of the different areas of Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity. After the presentation of the theme, which should last approximately 45 to 50 minutes, there is a period for a discussion with the participation of the students.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Required
Zoology Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Speciation and Biological Diversity
COD Workload Description
73194-03 45 Analysis of current studies on speciation, from different approaches; Ecological, genetic and genomic aspects of the speciation processes in different groups of animals, with emphasis on vertebrates; Relevance of hybridization between species (or incipient species) in the context of animal speciation processes; Study of recent processes of speciation and its relevance in adaptive irradiation, as well as in the formation and maintenance of biological diversity.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Systematics and Molecular Evolution
COD Workload Description
63183-04 60 This course will introduce students to techniques for obtaining molecular data (at the DNA level) and to theories and methods of phylogenetic analysis. These methods will be employed in the solution of several problems in the field of Comparative Biology.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Zoological Taxonomy and Nomenclature
COD Workload Description
63134-02 30 All articles of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature are analyzed and interpreted in detail. This course will look at the history of taxonomy and zoological classification, as well as their principles, categories, collections, characteristics and bibliographic sources.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.
Zooplankton Ecology
COD Workload Description
73155-02 30 Main components of the zooplankton community in marine and freshwater environments, the role played by these organisms in the energy flow and recycling of material in the ecosystems in which they inhabit; Aspects of the life cycle of zooplankton organisms, including reproductive strategies, feeding characteristics and type of food; Methods of collection and cultivation in the laboratory; Use of zooplankton organisms as bioindicators of water quality.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Obligatoriness
Zoology Master's Don't Required
Zoology Doctorate Don't Required
Research line Description
Ecology and Conservation This line of research includes projects related to the study of the ecological relationships of animals in the broadest sense, including autoecology, ecophysiology, behavior, parasitology, population dynamics, and conservation studies.
Systematic and Biodiversity This line of research brings together projects related to the study of biodiversity in all its comparative aspects, such as Taxonomy, Systematics (morphological and molecular), morphology and inventories, in the different taxonomic groups.
Applied Zoology This line will look at biochemical, physiological and natural history studies, among others, of organisms that have a sanitary, economic, social and/or environmental interest.