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History of the Program

On February 4, 2003 was formally established the Commission for Drafting the Proposed Establishment of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at UFMG, and the discussion of this project began in 2000. The work started in 2000 resulted in the creation of Specialization Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, now called the Specialization Program in Neuroscience, with the first class in 2002.


On December 19, 2005 was approved unanimously by the Congregation of the Institute of Biological Sciences, the Proposal Creation Course Strito Sensu Graduate Neuroscience, according to the opinion of Professor Maria Raquel Santos Carvalho. (OF.DIR 67/2005:. Officer, Professor Carlos Alberto Pereira Tavares).


On March 23, 2006 was approved by the Board of Post-graduate Postgraduate UFMG Dean of the Proposal Creation Course Strito Sensu Graduate Neuroscience, Masters and Doctoral levels. (OF/UFMG/PPRG/GAB/050/06: Provost, Professor Jaime Arturo Ramirez). Being the faculty consisting of professors of the Faculty of Medicine (Department of Mental Health and Department of Internal Medicine), Faculty of Education (Department of Methods and Techniques of Teaching) and Institute of Biological Sciences (Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Department of Pharmacology and Department of Morphology).


On September 10, 2008, Ordinance no. - 1141, the Minister of Education, Fernando Haddad, with a view to Opinion No 150/2008 of the Board of Higher Education of the National Council of Education, delivered the documents in Case 23001.000042/2008-00 resolves "to recognize the Master's degree and Doctorate in Neuroscience, approved concept with "4" by the Technical-Scientific Council - CTC / CAPES, the meetings held on 21 and 22 November 2006.


On February 16, 2007 the faculty of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience met to elect the Coordinator and Sub-Engineer and paraCriação the Collegiate Program as Call Notice, signed by the Director of the Institute of Biological Sciences, UFMG, professor Maria Cristina de Castro Lima. On that date, were elected by unanimous vote as representatives of the College faculty: Prof. Angela Maria Ribeiro (Coordinator) and Prof. Marco Aurélio Romano-Silva (Sub-Engineer); Antonio Lucio Teixeira and Francisco Eduardo Costa Junior Cardoso; Humberto Correa da Silva and Paulo Filho Caramelli; Miriam Martins Keys and Elizabeth Ribeiro da Silva. As guidance of Professor Jaime Arturo Ramirez, Dean of Postgraduate, the Secretary of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience should work together with the Secretariat of the Specialization Program in Neuroscience and Behavior.


After the first selection process, conducted in June 2007, on August 10, 2007 began the first class of Masters and PhD courses, consists of six students and frame, respectively. Dissertation: Alexandre Ferreira de Aguiar; Clovis de Oliveira; Erica Oliveira Almeida, Felipe Cunha Bawden, Fernando Machado Vilhena Dias, Patricia Gomes Fiqueira. Doctorate: Melo and Arthur Kummer, Hoffert Luciana Castro and Cruz, Patricia Araujo Fialho Paes and Rodrigo Ribeiro dos Santos.


Currently, the second half of 2012, 70 students are enrolled in the program, 41 master's and 29 doctoral students from different courses Undergraduate: Biology, Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Law, Physics, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Fonaudiologia Education physiotherapy, Nutrition, Psychology, and Veterinary Medicine.


In these four years, 53 dissertations and 16 Ph.D. theses were defended. The first dissertation, "Induction of mania or hypomania by prosserotonérgicos antidepressants in bipolar disorder and its association with the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism" was on August 5, 2008, by Alexandre Aguiar Ferreira student under Professor Humberto Corrêa da Silva Filho. The data obtained in this work were published in the following articles: Ferreira A, Neves FS, da Rocha FF, Silva GS, Romano-Silva MA, Miranda DM, De Marco G, Correa H. The role of 5-HTTLPR polymorphism in antidepressant in-associated manic bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2009 Jan; 112 (1-3) :267-72; Ferreira AD, Neves FS, GJ Pepper, Mello MP, Miranda DM, Romano-Silva MA, De Marco LA, Correa H. The role of genetic variation of BDNF gene in antidepressant-induced manic in bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Res 2010 May 17.

The first argument advanced "Neuropsychiatric Changes in Parkinson's Disease" was held on April 28, 2009, by Arthur Melo and Kummer student under Professor Antônio Lúcio Teixeira Junior.


In three years of existence, being celebrated in mid-August with the completion of the First Week of Neuroscience UFMG, which has eleven Courses Pre-symposium in eight sub-areas of neuroscience, this week will also be held the V-Neuroscience Symposium 2011 UFMG and the First Meeting of Biomedical Engineering at UFMG.


The Graduate Program in Neuroscience now has a faculty composed of 28 permanent employees and 07 supervisors. Several of these teachers, working to develop integrated projects contributing to the production of knowledge and interdisciplinary training of students.



Train masters and doctors qualified to contribute to the advancement of education in the country and the production of knowledge, using a multidisciplinary approach in the field of neuroscience.

Contribute to the understanding of neurobiological, physiological and pathological phenomena of interest to national and international community.

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