The MCbiology PhD program provides advanced training in the Life Sciences with a focus on Molecular and Cell Biology. The program has been specifically designed for highly-motivated students and is oriented to be the starting point for a career in academic or industrial research.



The MCbiology PhD program specifically targets the development of creativity, scientific independence and rigorous research skills. Each student has the opportunity to define its own path through the program by choosing its research topic and specific short courses. The students also participate in a core of advanced courses which provide the necessary knowledge to face the many challenges of advanced Molecular and Cell Biology.


The MCbiology PhD program is jointly organized by:
Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS)
Faculdade de Ciências (FCUP)
Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC)



The External Advisory Committe of the MCbiology PhD program has 3 members:
Professor Peter Lindblad, Uppsala University, Sweden
Professor Nicholas Proudfoot, University of Oxford, UK
Professor Richard Engh, University of Tromsø, Norway


Claudio Sunkel - Program Director (IBMC/ICBAS)
Vítor Costa (ICBAS)
Paula Tamagnini (FCUP)
João Cabral (IBMC)
Sandra Macedo-Ribeiro (IBMC)
Alexandra Moreira (UP)
Didier Cabanes (IBMC)
Anna Olsson (IBMC)


ADVISORY COMMITTEE (including students):

Claudio Sunkel (ICBAS/IBMC)
Alexandra Moreira (ICBAS)
Sandra de Macedo Ribeiro (IBMC)
Steeve Lima (PhD student)
Ana Nascimento (PhD student)


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