Chemistry and Biochemistry

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (DQB)

DQB provides top quality education in Chemistry and Biochemistry, meeting the highest international standards.  It gathers a cohesive and qualified faculty, and approximately 500 bachelor, master and PhD students, including mobility students coming from more than 20 countries.

DQB offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs in Chemistry, Technological Chemistry and Biochemistry, and houses several research laboratories integrated into two research units, BioISI and CQE.

DQB students are taught and stimulated to address complex questions through critical and creative thinking.  They are also encouraged to engage on research from early learning stages and to experience internationalization, through programs such as Erasmus+, which allow them to start building a wide-scope professional network even before graduation.  They are, therefore, well-equipped to embrace a variety of careers.  Thus, DQB graduates are present in industrial, service providing and consulting companies, academic, environmental, forensic and research institutions, as well as in many other job sectors that are not restricted to the Chemistry and Biochemistry areas.  Some have become entrepreneurs and created their own companies.

Have a flavor of life at DQB.  Come and visit or spend a short internship at specific occasions throughout the year, such as open days, summer schools, the Summer at ULisboa program, or the Chemistry Olympics hosted by DQB.

Manuel Minas da Piedade
Head of Department