PPG-BV English

Post-Graduate program in Plant Biology

PPGBV - IB-UNICAMP

 

Levels: Master and Doctoral (Academic Scholar)

 

The Post-Graduate program in Plant Biology of the Institute of Biology (UNICAMP), is organized in four areas, each one with its own research lines:

Areas:

Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Physiology

Plant Ecology

Plant Taxonomy

Plant Anatomy

 

  1. Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Physiology

 

Line of Research: Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Aims the study of the biochemical and/or molecular (genetic) basis of plant developmental processes, synthesis of secondary compounds and genetic diversity of plant groups.

 

Line of Research: Interaction of Plant-Environment and Physiology of Plant Production

Studies the biochemical and physiological processes associated to the assimilation, transport and utilization of nitrogen, carbon and secondary metabolism compounds, with emphasis on the effects of global climate modification on crop production.

 

  1. Plant Taxonomy

 

Line of Research: Plant Systematics and Evolution

Comprehends the study of the systematics of angiosperm neotropical groups, by means of traditional morphological analysis and/or with the use of cladistics and numerical methods, aiming the identification, classification, phylogeny and taxonomic revisions.

 

  1. Plant Ecology

 

Line of Research: Plant Ecology

This line of research aims to investigate the ecology of native plants at different hierarchical levels, from ecophysiology to population and community ecology and macroecology. 

 

Line of Research: Pollination Biology and Plant reproduction

Plant-pollinator interactions. Form and function of floral parts and  morphological and behavioral aspects of floral visitors. Pollination syndromes and studies on plant reproduction.

 

  1. Plant Anatomy

 

Line of Research: Anatomy of Seed Plants

Comprehends the structural and histochemical characterization of vegetative and reproductive organs of angiosperms. These studies are performed in one or diverse species, in a comparative analysis aiming to highlight structural patterns in different plant taxa.

 

Selection Process:

For those applicants whose applications have been accepted (observing the rules of the Regulations of the Post-Graduate Program in Plant Biology and those of the General Rules of Graduate Studies at UNICAMP, available in their respective web pages), we will apply the following selection criteria:

SELECTION CRITERIA

Candidates for the Master Level:

1. English test. The candidate must present at registration, a certificate issued by one of the following agencies: TEAP or IELTS (minimum score 6) or TOEFL (CBT-213). A candidate who is unable to present an English Proficiency certificate, must submit to a proof of English Performance, to be applied by the PPGBV (one round, minimum grade of 7.0/10).

2. Specific knowledge assessment (one round, minimum grade 5.0/10) concerning the contents of four areas of the PPGBV (see above).

3. Oral assessment: oral assessment will be performed by the potential supervisor, who is the responsible to provide the result of this test to the PPGBV in due time (one round, minimum grade 7.0).

4. Analysis of Curriculum vitae and transcripts (one round, minimum grade 7.0).

5. The candidate will be considered ¨approved¨ if the arithmetic mean of all four tests described above is equal or greater than 7.0.

 

Candidates for the Doctoral Level:

1. Specific knowledge assessment (one round, minimum grade 5.0/10) concerning the contents of one of the four areas (see above). The candidate will be required to choose an area at the time of registration.

2. Analysis of Curriculum vitae and academic record (one round, minimum grade 7.0);

3. Oral assessment: oral assessment will be performed by the potential supervisor, who is the responsible to provide the result of this test to the PPGBV in due time (one round, minimum grade 7.0).

4. The candidate will be considered ¨approved¨ if the arithmetic mean of all four tests described above is equal or greater than 7.0.

 

 Important notes for Doctoral Level candidates:

The candidate for the Doctoral Level who has obtained a Master degree issued by the PPGBV-IB-UNICAMP will be exempt from the specific knowledge assessment.

The Doctoral candidate who has not passed the English test during the Master course must submit to a proof of English Performance to be applied by the PPGBV (one round, minimum grade of 7.0/10), or provide a certificate of English proficiency issued by one of the following agencies: TEAP or IELTS (minimum score 6) or TOEFL (CBT-213).

 

Number of positions available:

The number of positions available for Master and Doctoral Level students varies each year. Therefore all candidates should check the PPGBV web site for timely information:

http://www.ib.unicamp.br/pos_vegetal/

Additionally, each candidate is expected to have contacted his/her potential supervisor PRIOR to enrollment to the Selection Process. The enrollment to the Selection Process MUST be previously approved by the potential supervisor.

 

Other information:

Duration for the Master Level Course: Minimum of 12 and maximum of 30 months.

Duration for the Doctoral Level Course: Minimum of 24 and maximum of 54 months.

To complete the course, both Master and Doctoral Level students should attend at least 24 credits.

Scholarships: Admission DO NOT IMPLY THE PROVISION OF A SCHOLARSHIP for the

candidate.