Plant Biology

Welcome to the Department of Plant Biology

The Department of Plant Biology (DBV) has the aim of teaching, research and knowledge transfer and innovation in the scientific field of Biology in partnership with the Department of Animal Biology (DBA). 

It offers higher education training at the undergraduate (1st Cycle) and graduate (2nd and 3rd Cycles) level, organising courses that lead to the corresponding academic degrees. It is linked to Research and Development (R&D) units that carry out activities in their premises under the management of the Faculty, University or institutions that participate in them.  Historically, the scientific areas in Biology in which DBV has fulfilled its mission are Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biotechnology, and Physiology and Plant Ecology, thus encompassing terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

FCUL has been the best school in Biology in Portugal.  It receives 180 new students for the undergraduate programme every year.   FCUL offers Master’s and PhDs in Biology and attracts national and international students. 

Vanda Brotas
Head of Department