To develop advanced scientific research, integrating the teams formed by professors and students from the Graduate Program, covering fields on the six lines that make up the Program:
(i) Molecular Biology of Drug-Target Interaction;
(ii) Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology;
(iii) Cellular Structure and Metabolism;
(iv) Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics;
(v) Cellular and Molecular Immunology; and
(vi) Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology.
To train qualified human resources to conduct high-level research focusing on the six lines that make up the Graduate Program, fostering the development to new groups of investigation in these areas, both in Brazil and overseas.
To train qualified human resources in any areas within Cellular and Molecular Biology for teaching at all levels of education, particularly at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
To promote, encourage and coordinate actions that result in benefits to society, outside of the academic realm, including extension projects in the areas of health care and primary education, partnerships with museums and other means of scientific dissemination, as well as the development of innovative products and services that can be transferred to industry and/or applied into the technology sector.
The program is intended to educate and train highly qualified professionals, at the international level, for the development of innovative scientific research and teaching practices as well as human resources formation in different areas of Cellular and Molecular Biology.