ITQB awards PhD degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Engineering and Technological Sciences. A PhD student at ITQB is part of the research staff integrating the research groups.
All ITQB PhD students are registered in one of the following PhD Programs:
The PhD Program in Molecular Biosciences is a flexible state-of-the-art research oriented program in life sciences. The Program trains students in molecular approaches needed to understand the mechanisms of life.
The International PhD Program Plants for Life aims to train a prominent body of future top researchers in plant sciences able to address key biological questions related to plant growth and development, plant responses to environmental stress, and improvement of crop varieties and plant products.
The PhD in Sustainable Chemistry is a multidisciplinary program in the central/broad area of chemistry, aiming at providing new focus on sustainable research strategies towards the development of new chemical, processes and products in line with current needs of the Chemical Industry and the demands of society.
The international Advanced Studies Diploma in Bioengineering – Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine is designed to promote the emergence of research leaders in academia, hospitals and industry, able to produce cutting-edge developments on Regenerative Medicine, translated into clinical applications, and to promote new business ventures, improving human health and economic growth.
The PhD Programme on Catalysis and Sustainability (CATSUS) aims to strengthen the advanced teaching and research in modern Catalysis, promoting a synergic cooperation of the different types of Catalysis, in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, by gathering teams with complementary expertises in various institutions and favouring their interaction.
The PhD on Bioengineering Systems attracts the highest-performing students and involves exchanges with MIT faculty and their laboratories. Curriculum development as well as teaching activities involves the Portuguese institutions as well as MIT faculty.
The PhD in Advanced Integrated Microsystems provides advanced training in the design and implementation of miniaturized multifunctional devices and systems, fabricated using top-down and bottom-up micro and nanofabrication techiques, to be applied to bioprocessing, biotechnology, biomedicine, pharmaceutical sciences, biosensing for biomedical, environmental and food safety, and physical sensing.
The Doctoral Program in Applied and Environmental Microbiology is an inter-university and inter-research centre program offering multidisciplinary training that includes in-depth understanding of molecular and cellular microbiology and of the contemporary view of genome-based microbiology, microbial diversity and evolution.
NOVA Doctoral School
The NOVA Doctoral School offers a range of complementary and transferable activities that support the personal and professional development of PhD students and supervisors.
Useful information for PhD students
ITQB student’s Forum (ITQB Master and PhD students only)
Scheduled PhD Thesis Public Discussions
PhDs awarded at ITQB since 1995