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Dr. André L. L. Vanzela, Dra. Fernanda S. Almeida, Dra. Gislayne F.L.T. Vilas Boas

Fone number: +55 43 33714191
Address: Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Campus Universitário, Rodovia Celso Garcia Cid, PR 445, Km 380. Centro de Ciências Biológicas. Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. CEP: 86057-970.


The Graduate Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology at UEL (PPG-GBM) has over 30 years of existence and it is one the most important graduate programs in Genetics in Paraná, due to its regional impacts on the training of professionals in this field. Londrina and the other over 20 neighbouring towns have a diversified economy, influenced by industries, local commerce, building construction, tourism, higher education institutions, services, and agribusiness. The Graduate Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology plays a strong role in training professionals for these last three sectors, which is reflected in the admission of our graduates into the labour market. The program historically contributes to the high ranking-position occupied by the State University of Londrina, amongst the best universities in the country, as well as for the quality of life in the Northern Region of Paraná. The objective of the PPG-GBM is to train high-level professionals in the area of Genetics and Molecular Biology, who can work in the areas of environment, agronomy, and health, in public and private higher education in Paraná and in others states, as well as in various other sectors of the production chain.

Our group

The program has 16 full members and three associate, who are responsible for the courses, the supervision of master’s students and PhD candidates, and publication in scientific journals. All members hold a PhD and some have also held a postdoctoral position. Among the full members, 12 of them work exclusively at UEL, with activities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Three members are researchers at EMBRAPA-Soy, one at EMBRAPA-coffee, and one at the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPr). All full members are responsible for research projects, some of which with international collaboration, and they present scientific production compatible with and adequate to the area of the Program. Out of the 16 full members, 10 receive the Research Productivity Grant from CNPq. The faculty members are presented below, according to their research themes and research interests (some members may appear in more than one research theme).

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