Programa de Pós-Graduação em Bioquímica – Graduate Program in Biochemistry
  • Academic Calendar 2021/2

    Publicado em 10/08/2021 às 02:20 PM

    Second Semester 2021-2 (September 13th – December 17th):

    • September 2nd to September 5th: Registration for regular PPGBQA students (online;
    • September 6th: Registration for students from other Graduation Programs form UFSC (e-mail:;
    • September 7th and 8th: Registration for students outside UFSC (e-mail:;
    • September 13rd: Courses begin (regular programs = in Portuguese);
    • December 17th: End of the semester;

    The courses offered this semester can be found in:

  • Publicado em 23/09/2019 às 02:18 PM

  • Seminar PPGBQA

    Publicado em 19/09/2021 às 10:56 AM

    Title: “Perfil químico e atividades citotóxica, antitrombótica e antimicrobiana de extratos bruto e supercríticos de Agaricus bisporus”
    Invited Speaker: Prof. Dr. Eduardo Benedetti Parisotto – Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Alimentos e Nutrição – Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul – UFMS
    Date and time: September 21st, 2021 – 2 p.m.

  • Master’s Defense – Thiago Kucera Nunes

    Publicado em 10/09/2021 às 09:37 AM

    Supervisor: Profª. Dr. Joana M. Navalho Gaspar
    Date and time: September 13, 2021 – 1:30 p.m.

  • II Brazilian Webinar and III Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Symposium

    Publicado em 08/09/2021 às 03:44 PM

    The Laboratory of Biochemistry and Cell Signaling, coordinated by Dr. Ariane Zamoner P. de Souza (PPGBQA) and the Laboratory of Neuroplasticity, coordinated by Dr. Patricia Brocardo (PPG Neurosciences) will promote the “II Brazilian Webinar and III Symposium on Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)”.

    The event, ONLINE and FREE, will take place on September 9, at 7 pm, and will feature lectures on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of FAS. The lectures will be broadcast on YouTube. The transmission link will be sent to your email. To register, just fill in the registration form:


  • Prize For Women in Science 2021 – Profa. Dra. Ana Lúcia Rodrigues

    Publicado em 24/08/2021 às 05:28 PM

    Prof. Dr. Ana Lúcia Severo Rodrigues was the winner of the First Edition of the Women in Science, Life Sciences Award, senior category, promoted by the Propesc UFSC.

    The selection took into account aspects such as internationalization, experience outside the research group, social impact of scientific production, originality of the research line, scientific independence and training of new researchers.

    Prof. Ana Lúcia Severo Rodrigues joined UFSC in 1992 and is currently a full professor in the Department of Biochemistry and permanent professor in the Graduate Programs in Biochemistry and Neurosciences. As coordinator of the Neurobiology of Depression research group, she has contributed to the understanding of the molecular targets associated with stress, depression and anxiety. In addition, his research seeks to characterize the behavioral and biochemical effects related to the antidepressant and anxiolytic potential of new biomolecules, as well as physical exercise. His contribution in recent years to the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for the rapid antidepressant response, dependent on synaptogenesis and synaptic protein synthesis in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, is also noteworthy.

  • PhD presentation – Ingrid Alessandra Victoria Wolin

    Publicado em 23/08/2021 às 12:01 PM

    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Bainy Leal
    Date and time: August 08th, 2021, 2 p.m.

  • New study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry

    Publicado em 17/08/2021 às 08:16 PM

    A study published by researchers at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in the international journal Molecular Psychiatry, by the Nature group, may help to understand the neurobiology of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders.

    The work “The ERK phosphorylation levels in the amygdala predict anxiety symptoms in humans and MEK/ERK inhibition dissociates innate and learned defensive behaviors in rats” by Dr. Cristiane Ribeiro de Carvalho from PPG Neurosciences is part of a project coordinated by Prof. Dr. Roger Walz (PPG Neurosciences and Medical Sciences) and had the collaboration of PPGBQA graduate Mark W. Lopes, professors Alexandra Latini and Rodrigo Bainy Leal, as well as collaborators from PPG Neurosciences, Pharmacology, Medical Sciences at UFSC and international collaborators.

    The work demonstrated that the phosphorylation status of ERK1,2 proteins in the amygdala is able to predict anxiety in humans and rats. Furthermore, ERK1,2 in the basolateral portion of the amygdala was required for the expression of learned but not innate defensive behavior in rats. The findings may help to understand the neurobiology of highly prevalent psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    To read the full article, access:C. R. de Carvalho et al., 2021.
    More details can be found in the article published by Agecom/UFSC. 

  • Seminar PPGBQA

    Publicado em 13/08/2021 às 10:59 AM

    Title: “Translating models of aging into therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias”
    Invited speaker: Dr. Antonio Currais – Salk Institute for Biological Studies – San Diego
    Date and time: August 17th, 2 p.m.

  • PhD presentation

    Publicado em 11/08/2021 às 04:38 PM

    Date and time: August 16th, 2 p.m.
    Supervisor: Dr. Ariane Zamoner Pacheco de Souza

  • Seminar PPGBQA

    Publicado em 09/08/2021 às 12:36 PM

    Title: “Papel da microglia nas respostas comportamentais e de neuroplasticidade induzidas pela exposição precoce ao Poly I:C”
    Ph.D. candidate: Nicolle Platt dos Santos
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manuella Kaster
    Date and Time: August 10th 2021, 2 p.m.