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Essential Molecular Biology - A hands-on laboratory course

This course covers the fundamental principles and techniques used in experimental research in the area of Molecular Biology. Essentially practical in nature, it aims at the learning of current genomic and proteomic analysis techniques, as well as the acquisition of skills in laboratory experimentation required for scientific research in biomedicine.

By end of the course the participants must be able to:
· Master the basic practices in laboratory work.
· Carry out experimental work and interpret results proficiently and confidently in the areas of genomics and proteomics.
· Apply the acquired knowledge to the design of a laboratory experimental plan.

Course accredited by the University of Porto. Credits: 6 ECTS.

Target audience: Researchers, near-graduation and graduate students in the areas of Biological and Medical Sciences.

Admission criteria: Basic University training in Biological and Medical Sciences.

Number of participants: 12 (max)/6 (min).

Tuition fee: 650¤/550¤ FMUP.  The fee must be paid upon definitive registration.

Coordinator: Carlos Manuel Gomes Reguenga, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.

Faculty: Carlos Manuel Gomes Reguenga, Filipe Almeida Monteiro, Miguel Luz Soares, António Carlos Ferreira, Ph.D.s in the area of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.


School Year Calendar: 

. 12th edition:

Schedule: 22 to 9.02.2018

Online Applications:

    1st phase: 14.09 to 12.10.2017

    2nd phase: 1 to 14.12.2017

Registration on-line : 

    1st phase: 2 to 29.11.2017   

    2nd phase: 4 to 12.01.2018


Language: English/Portuguese




On-line application procedure instructions:



Department for Research and Post-Graduate Studies
Continuous Education Office:
Tel.: 220426957
e-mail: educacaocontinua@med.up.pt

For other relevant information:


General information

Teacher Responsible: Carlos Reguenga
Acronym: BME
Type of course/cycle of study: Continuing Training Course
Start: 2011/2012
Duration: 162 Hour

Study Plan


  • Essential Molecular Biology - A hands-on laboratory course (6 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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