Graduate Program in Genetics and Plant Breeding


The Graduate Program in Genetics and Plant Breeding is an interdepartmental Program at Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro (UENF), located in Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This program was established in 2004 and grants both the master’s and doctoral degrees. The Program grants both the master’s and doctoral degrees and it was recommended by CAPES in 2004 and received grade 6 in the last triennial evaluation (2010-2012).

This Program is the result of collaboration between faculty members from different UENF Departments such as Plant Breeding, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Plant Pathology, and Statistics. Our students have access to laboratory facilities, greenhouses, farms, and specialized equipment on the UENF Campus. Our faculty also has competing successfully for internal and external funding for research projects.

Our goal is to form Plant Geneticists and Plant Breeders, with solid scientific formation and capable of heading of training professionals to implement breeding programs aimed at developing new varieties as well as collection, preservation and germplasm management, basic seed production and genetic; besides the formation of geneticists, all with the potential to act in public and private organizations.

To achieve these goals, the program offers to the graduate student access to classical methods of plant breeding as well as modern methodologies involving recombinant DNA technology, use of advanced techniques in molecular biology, particularly the use of DNA markers as auxiliary procedures for plant breeding, biometrics and statistical analysis, cytogenetic, genomics and proteomics.


Plant Breeding


Plant Genetic Resources

Plant Breeding

Genomic Analysis


Genetics and Plant Breeding Graduate Program Coordination

UENF / CCTA / P1 – Ground Floor

AV. Alberto Lamego 2000 Parque California

Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ


Zip Code 28013-602

Telephone: +55 (22)2748-6066


Ph.D Telma Nair Santana Pereira


Mr. Jose Daniel Valle de Almeida (Secretary)