The post-graduate program in Biodiversity and Biotechnology – BIONORTE Network (PPG-BIONORTE) is composed of two areas of concentration and three research lines:Area 1: Biodiversity and Conservation
The basis for the conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity is undoubtedly knowledge. Therefore, the program offers disciplines and stimulates thesis work aimed, for example, at the estimation of biodiversity, its characterization, and the understanding of the relationships between species. Based on this knowledge, activities (disciplines, projects, workshops, and others) that aim to understand population dynamics, germplasm conservation, natural resources management, design and implementation of agroforestry systems, bioremediation, and recovery of degraded areas, among others, are also prioritized to promote the conservation of the Amazon Biome and the welfare of its populations.
Projects aimed at improving our knowledge of the Amazon’s biodiversity in its most varied aspects:
Projects aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of the Amazon biodiversity in its most varied aspects:
This area aims to qualify academic doctorates focused on bioprospection and the development of bioprocesses and bioproducts. The disciplines that are offered in this area seek to offer students the theoretical and practical basis of biomolecular sciences, as well as bioprocess technologies, in addition to the regulatory frameworks in bioprospection and biobusiness. Based on this knowledge and on the immense biodiversity available, activities (disciplines, projects, workshops, and others) that aim to develop new biotechnologies for industrial purposes and for the conservation of the Amazonian ecosystems are encouraged, with the aim of developing centers of bioindustries in the Amazon, thus contributing to the conservation of the Amazonian biome and the welfare of its populations.
Projects aimed at bioprospection and the development of bioprocesses and bioproducts in its most varied aspects, among them: