In the last years, a Doctoral Programme for projects to be carried out in Africa was created. It was built as an extension of the very successful Post-Graduate Programme in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (BIODIV) coordinated by CIBIO-InBIO University of Porto, which has about 100 PhD and 40 MSc students currently enrolled.

The implementation of two Masters courses in Biodiversity, Genetics and Conservation, administered in Portuguese at CIBIO-ISCED TwinLab in Lubango, Angola, and in English at UNAM/CIBIO-UP TwinLab, Namibia, are under away. This will be a very important magnet for motivated students in biodiversity and conservation who remain mostly absent in Angola and in a lesser scale in Namibia, but also in other neighbour countries.

Post-Graduate training

PhD theses
  • Margarida Gonçalves (2015-). Population history of the roan antelope, Hippotragus equinus. BIODIV Doctoral Program, University of Porto. TwinLab CIBIO-UP/UJ. Supervisors: Raquel Godinho (CIBIO-InBIO), Bettine van Vuuren (University of Johannesburg) and Hans Siegismund (University of Copenhagen).
  • Evandro Pires Lopes (2016 -). Cape Verde marine invertebrates: use of molecular methodologies for a better understanding of the Cape Verde Archipelago Biodiversity. BIODIV Doctoral Program, University of Porto. TwinLab CIBIO-UP/UNICV. Supervisor: António Múrias dos Santos (CIBIO-InBIO).
  • Hamilton Spencer (2016 -). Genomic characterization of the Cape Verdean cattle and goats breeds.  BIODIV Doctoral Program, University of Porto. TwinLab CIBIO-UP/UNICV. Supervisor: Albano Beja Pereira (CIBIO-InBIO).
  • Filipe Rocha (2017-). Rediscovering Angolan biodiversity: Patterns and processes underlying large mammal communitiy structure across south Angola. BIODIV Doctoral Program, University of Porto. TwinLab CIBIO-UP/ISCED-Huíla. Supervisors: Nuno Ferrand (CIBIO-InBIO), Pedro Monterroso (CIBIO-InBIO) and Fernanda Lages (ISCED-Huíla). 
  • Selma Kosmas (2018-). Using non-invasive techniques for population and community ecology of elusive mammals in Southern Africa. Programa Doutoral em Biodiversidade, Genética e Evolução (BIODIV) da Universidade do Porto. TwinLab UNAM/CIBIO-UP. Supervisors: Raquel Godinho (CIBIO-InBIO) and Ezequiel Fabiano (UNAM)

MSc theses

  • Carly Danielle Gregorich (2017-). Comparative phylogeography of Southern African ungulates across Sub-Saharan Africa. MSc program in Zoology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. TwinLab CIBIO-UP/UJ. Supervisor: Bettine van Vuuren (University of Johannesburg). Co-supervisors: Raquel Godinho (CIBIO/UP) and Paulette Bloomer (University of Pretoria). 
  • Martha Alfeus (2017 -). The demographic status and spatial distribution of roan (Hippotragus equinus) and sable (Hippotragus niger) populations in the Waterberg Plateau National Park, Namibia. Master’s Degree in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution – MBGE, University of Porto. TwinLab UNAM/CIBIO-UP. Supervisors: Ezequiel Fabiano (UNAM) and Pedro Monterroso (CIBIO-InBIO)
  • Milciades Chicomo (2018-) Assessment the status of Hartmann´s mountain zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) populations in Iona National Park using camera trap data and direct observation in the field.  Collaboration between the TwinLab CIBIO-UP/ISCED-Huíla and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). Supervisors: Morgan Hauptfleisch and Pedro Monterroso (CIBIO-InBIO)