Our Graduate Program in Biological Sciences – Biophysics – was created in 1963, being one of the first programs to be certified by the Brazilian Culture and Education Ministry (MEC) and was responsible for issuing the first Doctorate degree at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ. The Program has a grade of 7 in CAPES and by December 2020, 1006 masters and 869 doctors had been trained in the Program, totaling 1,875 titles. Our Program aims the preparation of highly qualified professional who can work in the scientific community as creative and autonomous teachers/researchers. Our Master's dissertations and Doctoral theses are original works based on the development of original scientific research projects.

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Research areas: 

MOLECULAR AND STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOPHYSICS

PHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES APPLIED TO BIOLOGY

IMMUNOLOGY

NEUROSCIENCES

PARASITOLOGY

CELL BIOPHYSICS, CELL THERAPY AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Students have access to more than 50 modern research laboratories and multi-user equipment platforms that offer excellent infrastructure and state-of-the-art techniques. Graduate training takes place in a dynamic, current, and intellectually stimulating environment.

Research Lines

STRUCTURAL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

  • Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • Molecular Biology of Virus
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Human and Microorganism Genetics
  • Genomics and Transcriptomics
  • Proteomics
  • Molecular Radiobiology
  • Cell signaling

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOPHYSICS 

  • Environmental Molecular Biology
  • Ecophysiology and Toxicology of Cyanobacteria
  • Marine organisms and environmental pollution
  • Pollution and Heavy Metals
  • Radioisotopes 
  • Tracers in Environmental Science

PHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES APPLIED TO BIOLOGY

  • Bioinformatics
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Modeling and Molecular Dynamics
  • Surface Plasmon for Protein Interactions

NEUROSCIENCES 

  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Retinal Neurobiology
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Neurogenesis
  • Neurochemistry
  • Cellular Signaling

IMMUNOLOGY

  • Cancer
  • Purinergic Receptors 
  • Immunopharmacology
  • Immunophysiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Immunology
  • Immunoparasitology
  • Inflammation
  • Vaccines

PARASITOLOGY 

  • Entomology 
  • Mycology
  • Glycobiology
  • Biology of Parasitic Infections
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Molecular and Cellular Parasitology
  • Protozoology

CELL BIOPHYSICS, CELL THERAPY AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomineralization
  • Cellular and Molecular Cardiology
  • Renal Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Renal Cellular and Molecular Physiology
  • Bioactive Lipids
  • Cancer glycobiology
  • Cell and Gene Therapy in Nervous System Diseases

Contact Information

ADDRESS

Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute

Centro de Ciências da Saúde – Block G - room G1-003

Cidade Universitária – Ilha do Fundão

Rio de Janeiro – RJ

ZIP CODE: 21941-902

Phone: (55) 21 3938-6516

E-mail: pgbiofisica@biof.ufrj.br