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The program’s courses are varied, including basic and applied, theoretical, and practical courses and seminars which are taught either throughout the semester or are condensed in the different research areas.

Do I have to be a regular enrolled student to take a course?
Not necessarily. You can take a course as a special student, but this will depend on the prerequisites determined by the course coordinator.


What is the number of courses (credits) I need to take in the program?

The number of credits to be completed by a Masters or PhD student in the Graduate Program on Genetics and Molecular Biology is dictated by the Graduate Catalogue to which the student is linked. The graduate catalogues are published annually by the Academic Directory (DAC) that discloses them on their webpage. The Masters course can be finished in a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 36 months. To obtain a Masters degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology, the student must fulfill a total of 16 credits, all elective. The PhD course can be finished in a minimum of 24 months and a maximum of 54 months. To obtain a PhD degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology, the student must fulfill a total of 12 elective credits.


What are the courses offered?
Courses are offered according to the criteria established by the Program and its professors. Each semester, a selection of specific courses from the Program, as well as a set of courses from the graduate program of the Institute of Biology (some can be taken by the students from the Graduate Program on Genetics and Molecular Biology to fulfill the credit workload) are open for student enrollment. Find below the list of courses currently offered by the Program. An update of the courses to be offered the next academic semester is done every semester, so the student can schedule its own enrollment and activities, considering in advance the courses they are interested in. 


List of courses
NG110 - Special Topics in Genetics
NG111 - Statistics Applied to Genetics
NG114 - Recombinant DNA Techniques in Human Genetics
NG126 - Molecular Genetics
NG232 - Mechanisms of Evolution
NG234 - Seminars of the Center of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
NG236 - Structure, Expression, Regulation of Gene in Eukaryotes
NG245 - Graduate Seminars in Molecular Biology
NG252 - Genomics and Biotechnology
NG256 - Construction of Libraries Enriched in Microsatellites of Eukaryotes
NG262 - Population Genetics
NG263 – Phylogeography
NG264 - Principles of Systems Biology
NG265 - Fundamental Topics in Taxonomy and Bacterial Biotechnology
NG266 - Molecular Biology of Mammals    
NG268 - Development of Biotechnological Processes
NG269 - Microbial Ecology and Metagenomics
NG270 - Structural Analysis of Proteins in Solution using SAXS
NG271 - National Laboratory of Biosciences Seminar
NG272 - Methods in Molecular Biology: cloning, expression, purification, and functional analysis
NG273 - Human Molecular Genetics
NG274 - Computational Biology: Drug Design and Agrochemicals
NG275 - Advanced Topics in Plant Genetics
NG276 - Advanced Topics in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
NG277 - Plant Systems Biology: Principle and Application
NG278 - Molecular Biology of Cancer
NG279 - Entrepreneurship for Life Sciences
NG280 - Advanced Topics GP-GBM I
NG281 - Advanced Topics GP-GMB II    
NG282 - Advanced Topics GP-GBM III    
NG283 - Advanced Topics GP-GMB IV
NG284 - Plant Genomics and Molecular Biology
NG289 - From Genes to Drugs: an Introduction to Target-Based Drug Discovery
NG291 - Aging Biology    
NG292 - Seminars on Molecular and Cell Biology    
NG293 - Embryonic Stem Cells: Cells that Make a Difference    
NG294 - Techniques on Tissue differentiation from Embryonic Stem Cells    
NI206 - Cellular Immunology    
NI207 - Advanced Topics in Immunology
NI208 - Special Topics in Immunology    
NI211 - Basic Immunology Scenary    
NI212 - Studies in Neuroimmunology    
NM204 - Use of Cell Cultures for Viral Diagnosis    
NM214 - Applied Animal Virology    
NM302 - Advanced Topics and Microbiology and Immunology II    
NM304 - Molecular Microbiology