Care was taken to form groups balanced in terms of the students' educational background. This encouraged students to help one another.

All students

Tiago Da Rocha MacĂȘdo

The PDBC was a great opportunity for a career-changing dive into biology. It gave me the chance to be in contact and learn from great scientists from all over the world, coming from all sorts of fields. It has also given me the chance to enjoy working in an excelent scientific environment at IGC. (2011-08-30)


I got a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Permambuco, Brazil, in 2008, and I am currently a student of the PhD program in Computational Biology.

PhD Project

Supervisor: Jorge Carneiro

Laboratory: Quantitative Organism Biology lab

University: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência