About FCT

About FCT

Department of Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences (DCV)

Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences (Departamento de Ciências da Vida - DCV) is aims at teaching and research in fundamental Biology relevant for application in Biotechnology and Biomedicine.

DCV is responsibel for BSc's Courses - Licenciatura em Biologia Celular e Molecular (1st Cycle), MSc's - Mestrado em Genética molecular e Biomedicina (2nd Cycle) and PhD Program in Biology and PhD Program in Biotechnology (Co-coordination with DQ/FCT/UNL), while collaborating in several other Courses at FCT and UNL.

DCV is organised in a single Scientific Section grouping  the scientific ares of Microbiology, Genetics and Cell Biology. Research at DCV is integrated into International and National collaborative efforts in the areas of Microbiology, Human and Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology and Cell Biology.

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Departmental Building

José Paulo Sampaio

Postal address
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Department of Life Sciences
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica

e-mail: dcv.secretariado@fct.unl.pt

(+351) 212 948 530

(+351) 212 948 530