The Graduate Program in Plant Biology (GPPB) of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
was created in 2000 and approved by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level -or Education- Personnel (CAPES) in October 2001. Its goal is to form highly qualified professionals to work on both research and teaching and attend the demands from the society and enterprises, in general.
The main focus of GPPB is on scientific and technological development and management of plant resources as well, with the mission of forming Master and PhD professionals on Plant Biology in two major specialization areas: 1) Plant Physiology and Ecology; 2) Plant Morphology, Systematics and Diversity. These areas host nine fields of research carried out in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology, contributing for the formation of high qualified professionals.
The GPPB counts on 18 Professors from the Department of Botany of the Biological Sciences Institute at the UFMG, besides Professors and/or Researchers from other Brazilian institutions. Our Program in Plant Biology is recognized by CAPES as grade 6 in excellence.