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Master in Functional Biology and Biotechnology of Plants

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The Master in Functional Biology and Biotechnology of Plants aims to promote the excellence in advanced training in functional plant biology and in molecular and cellular technologies, allowing the development of innovative applications of plants in areas ranging from agriculture to medicine, but also in environment and bioenergy. The contact of the students with the business environment in biotechnology is fostered, encouraging their entrepreneurship and promoting the transfer of knowledge to society.

Specific learning objectives in this master:
  • Acquisition of a solid training and a up-to-date knowledge in innovative areas of plant functional and molecular biology and biotechnology.
  • Acquire skills to conceive, design and develop scientific research;
  • Conducting original research that contributes to extending the frontiers of knowledge in Biology of Plants
  • Acquisition of skills to collaborate effectively in a team, prepare and communicate scientific results and prepare and organize laboratory tasks efficiently.
  • Acquisition of the ability to apply developed skills to new situations in a professional and socio-economic context, and implement solutions for innovation and entrepreneurship.
This Master course aims to foster in students the ability to conceive and develop scientific research, preparing them as strong candidates for PhD in Plant Biology or actively intervene in society as entrepreneurs in the areas of application of plants, as senior management or as entrepreneurs.

Admissions Requirements

For admittance to the master’s degree program in Biotechnology and Functional Biology of plants the candidates must hold a first degree in Biology or in an area akin to Biology, including the options provided in subparagraphs b), c) and d) of article 17 of DL 74/2006.

Criteria for Selection and Ranking

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Course Director: m.bfbp.diretor@fc.up.pt
Postgraduate Section: pos.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students m.bfbp@fc.up.pt

This information is provided strictly for informational purposes and does not preclude consultation of the Official Gazette.

General information

Official Code: M802
Director: Paula Melo
Acronym: M:BFBP
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2015/2016
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Master's degree in Functional Biology and Biotechnology of Plants (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization in Functional Biology and Biotechnology of Plants (60 ECTS credits)

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