PhD in Mechanisms of Disease and Regenerative Medicine (ProRegeM)

Education objectives

This PhD programme main goal is to endow students with a multidisciplinary training required to be at the forefront of research in mechanisms of disease and regenerative medicine. This training will allow the PhD candidates to have a wide view of the field and on how to transfer their scientific skills into industry. We aim by these means to prepare students for employment as researchers both in academy, industry or clinical laboratory, either by direct entry or pursuing further studies.

The proposal builds on the research expertise of UAlg-IBB/CBME and UNL/FCM-CEDOC, the already ongoing collaborations between both institutions, and two distinct Hospitals and their medical staff.

There will be a significant emphasis on hypothesis-driven collaborative research projects, and the curricular structure of this programme is organized into a group of core graduate courses taught jointly by participant and collaborator institutions.


At the end of the training period, the candidates will be able to:

- Demonstrate broad knowledge of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, and molecular mechanisms of human diseases;

- Have understood the needs, approaches and opportunities in Translational Medicine

- Generate hypotheses, plan, conduct and analyse experimental research;

- Work within a group and independently;

- Present and discuss own results and ideas and interact with other professionals taking advantage of new

social/business networking tools and environments;

- Contribute significantly to the field with publications and a thesis;

- Write a business plan, understand basic management and business principles, and product marketing.

General characterization

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PhD (3rd Cycle)



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Prof. Doutor José António Henriques de Conde Belo

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