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According to the current regulation of the official studies to reach the PhD status (Royal Decree 99/2011), the main purpose of the doctoral programs is the advanced training in research techniques through the organization of training and research activities prior the defense of a doctoral thesis to obtain the title of doctor.

In this context, the Doctorate Program in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (PDBiBE) of the University of Valencia aims at the training of doctors with the ability to carry out original, basic and / or applied research to help satisfy the demand for experts able to perform research and teaching in the field of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology.

To do so, the Program has a permanent Faculty staff organized in ten research lines:

L01. Plant Diversity, Physiology and Development

L02. Diversity and Ecology of Terrestrial Animals: Fundamental and Applied Aspects

L03. Integrative Aquatic Ecology

L04. Ecology of Evolutionary and Behavioral Populations

L05. Ecology and Plant Evolution

L06. Evolution and Variability of Viruses and Bacteria

L07. Evolutionary Genetics

L08. Limnology

L09. Paleontology

L10. Marine Zoology

As part of the Universitat de València’s R&D strategy, the PDBiBE maintains and favors the collaboration with external institutions (universities, research centers and companies), both nationals and internationals, research allies with our doctoral theses supervisors. These collaborations facilitate the mobility and internationalization of the students enrolled in our Program. For this reason, in addition to the faculty staff, the PDBiBE admits the incorporation of additional researchers from the Universitat de València as well as other research centers and universities with the purpose of supervising specific theses related to our research lines. To become a researcher associated to the PDBiBE either permanently or for the supervision of a specific thesis, it is necessary to fulfill some requirements, and to address a request, a personal file and a CV to


Currently, doctoral researchers linked to the PDBiBE carry out their research work in one of the following entities:

• Departments of the Universitat de València:

Departament de Biologia Vegetal

Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular

Departament de Botànica i Geologia

Departament d’Estadística i Investigació Operativa

Departament de Genètica

Departament de Microbiologia i Ecologia

Departament de Zoologia


• Research institutes, ERIs and singular centers of the Universitat de València:

Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva (ICBiBE)

Jardí Botànic

Centre d'Investigacions sobre Desertificació (CIDE, UV-CSIC)

Institut de Biologia Integrativa de Sistemes (I2SysBio, UV-CSIC)

Estructura de Recerca Interdisciplinar en Biotecnologia i Biomedicina (BIOTECMED


• Other National Universities and Research Centers

Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB, CSIC)

Departament d’Ecologia, Universitat d’Alacant.

Departamento de Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computación, Universidad de Málaga.

Departamento de Prehistoria, Arqueología e Historia Antigua, Universidad de La Laguna.

Departamento de Zoología, Universidad de Granada

Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunidad Valenciana (FISABIO, Generalitat Valenciana), Valencia.

Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP, UPV-CSIC), Valencia.

Instituto de Acuicultura de Torre de la Sal (IATS, CSIC), Cabanes (Castellón).

Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (ICM, CSIC), Barcelona. Instituto de Biología Evolutiva (IBE, UPF-CSIC). Barcelona.

Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras (IGIC), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO, MICINN).

Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), Madrid.

Museo Arqueológico Regional de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid.

Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid.


• International Universities and Research Centers

Centre for Studies and Conservation of Marine Turtles, Chelonee (Francia)

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)

CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Universidad de Costa Rica

Institute of Geological Survey (China)

Institute of Parasitology (Biology Centre, ASCR), Branišovská (Chequia)

Limnología pesquera, Universidad Autónoma de México (México)

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France)

Natural History Museum of Geneva (Suiza)


• Companies and associations:

Agroindustrial Asesores S.L., Requena (València)

Instituto de Medicina Genómica (IMEGEN), Paterna (València)



The research teams of these departments and centers have fully equipped laboratories for the correct development of the research work and the training of future doctors.