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The Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo is located in the central campus of USP situated in the neighborhood of Butantã, in the western part of the city of São Paulo. General information on the University of São Paulo for foreign students and researchers can also be found in:


Undergraduate Teaching

ICB offers regular courses to students registered at several Faculties and Schools of USP as well as to students registered at the ICB.

The undergraduate courses offered to students of other Faculties ICB are essential for those pursuing careers in Biology, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Sports Professionals and for several other professional qualifications.

Undergraduate students may also register directly at ICB to attend the following courses: Basic Health Sciences (Bachelor Degree) and Biomedical Sciences (Bachelor Degree). Both offer training to students interested mainly in becoming academics at Colleges/Universities or work on R&D in private companies.


Graduate Studies

The ICB maintains eight Postgraduate Programs offered to students who already have a professional or bachelor’s degree, to pursue advanced training towards a scientific or academic career. These programs confer Master’s Degrees (M.Sc.) or Doctorates (PhDs).



The majority of ICB’s Faculty Staff is of academics with a strong commitment to research. The range of individual research interests is diverse and related to the departments to which they belong.


Main research areas in the ICB:

  • Cell signaling, cell communication and membrane transport
  • Reproduction
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasite-host interaction
  • Genetic control of development
  • Genetic control of physiological and pathological functions
  • Immunology of infectious diseases
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunopathology and Inflammation
  • Pharmacology


Cultural Activities Offered by ICB

ICB offers to the general public a series of free extramural courses and activities open such as: Microbiology Games, Microbiology Exhibits, Summer Courses, courses for Senior Citizens and also lab visits and informational talks to high school students interested in Graduate Courses available at ICB and USP.


Training and Research Opportunities for Undergraduate and High School

Most ICB labs and research groups offer internships to undergraduates. High School students enrolled in public schools are also welcome to visit and join research activities.


Job Opportunities

Job selection processes are periodically advertised on the sites of the ICB and USP to fill vacant posts teaching and non-teaching staff.



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