General Information

Welcome to Postgraduate Program in Physiological Sciences (PPGCF) (PPGCF) at Ufes

The Postgraduate Program in Physiological Sciences (PPGCF) of the Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil, was launched in 1989 and aims to
- Provide Master in Sciences (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) programs in physiological sciences using both experimental and clinical researches.
- Provide high-degree research expertise in experimental and applied biomedicine and biology.
- Contribute to the development of technology and innovation in science in Espirito Santo and Brazil.
- Develop scientific research activities with undergraduate students from public and private universities.
- Promote cooperation, interaction and exchange of information and experiences among researchers of Espirito Santo, Brazil and other countries worldwide.
The PPGCF is approved by Brazil’s official accreditation agency Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES). Up to the present date, PPGCF graduated 267 MSc and 120 PhD students, and at the moment have 31MSc students and 36 PhD students.

About Us
The Postgraduate Program in Physiological Sciences offers MSc since 1989 and PhD since 1993, having achieved high scores in Brazil’s government accreditation agency (CAPES).
Originally in 1980, a specific group in the area of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology was created. Currently the academic basis for the PPGCF is the Department of Physiological Sciences from the Health Sciences Center. This department offers classes in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physiology and Pharmacology for students of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Psychology, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech-Language Therapy.
The Postgraduate Program in Physiological Sciences holds partnerships with other Brazilian research centers in the cardiovascular, renal and endocrine physiology, as well as in neurosciences. It is also affiliated with the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and research groups and other foreign universities. The program seeks national and international recognition as an excellence research center in both cardiovascular pathophysiology and neuroscience.

Lines of Research
The PPGCF comprises two lines of research within the field of Physiology, one of which must be chosen by applicants upon admission:
- Physiology and Cardiovascular pathophysiology
- Neurosciences

The program is based in Vitória-ES, offering the course of Master’s Degree in Physiological Sciences since 1989 e the course of PhD Program on Physiological Sciences since 1993 and has an academic qualification profile certified by CAPES, receiving 4 on its last evaluation.

The program already has 301 masters and 144 doctors and counts with 73 students regularly enrolled, being 29 in the masters and 44 in the doctorate.

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