The Graduate Program Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (PPG-IBCMP) is an International Graduate Program with three institutions: The University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil and the American universities, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) and The Ohio State University. The student mobility is linked to language and culture training specially prepare to this initiative which provide to the Program a strong international interaction, and provide to the qualified and prepared participants to be exposed to different academic environment inside of a tripartite organization.  It is expected that the graduated students from this excellence Program to have a global vision and be capable to nuclear competences of most higher level of academic, scientific and technological leadership in their area of expertise.


The students are interested in research related to plant cell and molecular aspects of cultivated, native and polyploidy plants and their interaction to the environment. The Program's faculty expertise is focused in the following areas: Plant Quantitative Genetics and Breeding; Genetic Statistics, Genetics of Microorganisms, Genomics and Bioinformatics; Citogenomics and Epigenetics; Plant Cell and Molecular Biology of Plants; Evolution Biology; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry; Bioenergy and recently, Systems Biology.


Our goal is to generate knowledge and training to prepare researchers with high expertise on the development of cell and molecular biology of plants, professionals specialized in solving classical and emerging problems related to agriculture, plant breeding, natural resources, genetic diversity, energy and environment

Degrees granted

Doctor in Sciences, major in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology


The graduate program in Cellular and Molecular Plant Biology is accredited by CAPES, a governmental organization which is responsible for assessing and accrediting higher education institutions in Brazil, with a grading scale ranging 1-7, where 7 is the maximum score. In the most recent triennial assessment (2010-2012), the program scored 5.

Digital library of theses and dissertations

Theses and dissertations defended at the University of São Paulo starting in 2001 have been made available for online research and download. The project is associated with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), sponsored by UNESCO and provides the option of browsing the International Cellular and Molecular Plant Biology catalog by thesis, dissertation, author or college.