Doctoral Program in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The Doctoral Program in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (DP_AEM) is funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) supporting 6 PhD fellowships each year.
The DP_AEM is a flexible, state-of-the-art, research oriented program targeted to train highly motivated students offering a high-quality, versatile and up-to-date formative offer in Microbiology. The DP_AEM offers multidisciplinary training that includes in-depth understanding of molecular and cellular microbiology and of the contemporary view of genome-based microbiology, microbial diversity and evolution. The Program provides hands-on experience on the use of quantitative and integrative approaches made available through the exploitation of omics tools in a system and synthetic microbiology perspective. This is tutorial oriented program, offering a wide panel options and lab training opportunities, creating the opportunity for students to define its own path by choosing its research topic and specific courses. In addition, students can find opportunities to develop the necessary skills for entrepreneurship in the field of Microbiology, including innovation, leadership, problem-solving and communication.

More information about the program and on how to apply is available here.
Applications are open from 6th April to 15th May 2015 for the academic year 2015/2016.