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Practical Courses in Biology

Practical Courses in Biology

Taking place at Porto’s Botanical Garden and in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, this series of practical courses in biology promoted by CIBIO-InBIO researchers aims to introduce the general public to research methods and techniques used in the biological sciences to identify plants, animals and other organisms, and raise awareness about the biodiversity that can be found in Portugal. 

The last course in this series, focusing on bioinformatics, gives the participants the chance to explore state-of-the-art techniques at the interface between biology and computer science.


April 16-17

"Introduction to Bird identification” | Pedro Miguel Lopes 

April 30 – May 1

"Introduction to Lichen identification” | Joana Marques 

May 7-8

"Introduction to Reptile identification” | Raquel Ribeiro 

May 14

"Introduction to Amphibian identification” | José Teixeira 

May 15

"Introduction to the identification of Arachnids” | Pedro Sousa 

May 21-22

"Introduction to Bird methodologies” | Ricardo Lopes 

May 28-29

"Introduction to Micro-mammal identification” | Joana Paupério 

June 4-5

"Introduction to the acoustic identification of Bats” | Francisco Amorim 

June 11

"Introduction to Computational Genomics” | Miguel Fonseca and Mateus Patrício (Universidade de Vigo) 


Organized by: CIBIO-InBIO in collaboration with FCUP and AEFCUP.


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