Online Graduate courses in English at UFV



2 August 2021 – 3 December 2021


Application (for exchange students or lecturers):

Steps for the application process:

1.       You must be enrolled at a higher education institution, preferably in a graduate program; OR must be a lecturer in a higher education institution.

2.       Before July 22, fill up the application form, uploading the required documentation:

a.       For exchange students:

b.       For lecturers:

3.       Your home university (study abroad office or another representative) must formally nominate you to UFV sending an email message to UFV does not accept “self-nominated” candidates.

4.       The coordinator of each UFV requested course will evaluate your application, based on your curriculum vitae and transcript of records.

5.       The UFV international office will inform your home university the list of courses you are approved to register for.

MANDATORY: good internet connection to follow the activities!

IMPORTANT: these are individual courses for (virtual) exchange students, open also to lecturers of HEIs. The students will receive official transcripts, but not a degree.








Soil Science

SOL 735

Geosystems, Landscapes and Land Uses in Brazil and West Africa: Convergences and Scenarios

Carlos Schaefer

Biology & Ecology

BIO 610

Cell Biology

Carolina Gonçalves Santos

BIO 796*

Ecohealth: Population Biology of parasites

and hosts applied to Ecology of Diseases

Sérvio Pontes Ribeiro


BQI 700

Structure and Functions of Macromolecules

Gabriela Maitan-Alfenas

Marisa Alves Nogueira Diaz

Andréa Ribon

Tiago Mendes

Animal Science

ZOO 765

Molecular Biology Applied to Animal Production

Simone Facioni

Computer Science

INF 600

Research Techniques in Computer Science

Alcione de Oliveira

Food Science
& Technology

TAL 706

Food Carbohydrates and Bioactive Compounds

Frederico Barros

Plant Science

FIT 679

Biotechnology Applied to Plant Breeding

Guilherme Pereira

Murilo Zerbini

Plant Pathology

FIP 650

Plant Disease management

Franklin Machado

FIP 704

Methods in Molecular Plant Pathology

Murilo Zerbini

Plant Physiology

CBF 770

Plant Stress Physiology

Eduardo Gusmão Pereira


ERU 605

Macroeconomics Theory I

Graziella de Castro


ENT 760

Insect Behaviour

Simon Elliot

Agricultural Engineering

ENG 795

Ozone and its applications

Ernandes Rodrigues de Alencar


* =  BIO 796 will be a condensed course, from August 4 to August 27 (check the timetable on Wednesday and Friday)


Timetable:  UTC -03:00












FIT 679

BIO 796


ZOO 765

FIP 650


FIT 679

FIP 650





BIO 796


BIO 610

FIP 650

BIO 610

TAL 706

FIP 650



INF 600

FIT 679

CBF 770

ZOO 765








BIO 796


BIO 610


BIO 610

TAL 706

CBF 770



INF 600

FIT 679

FIP 704

ZOO 765




BIO 796






FIP 704








BQI 700

ERU 605

BQI  700

ERU 605

ENT 760



ZOO 765


BIO 796



ENT 760





BIO 796




BQI 700

ERU 605

BQI 700

ERU 605

ENT 760



ZOO 765


BIO 796



ENT 760





BIO 796






BIO 796


BIO 796




BIO 796


BIO 796





SOL735 - Geosystems, Landscapes and Land Uses in Brazil and West Africa: Convergences and Scenarios (45h)

1.       The physical environment of Brazil and West Africa - the Gondwana connection (10h).

2.       Geomorphology, soils and landscapes in West Africa (4h).

3.       Geomorphology, soils and landscapes in Brazil (6h).

4.       The Human and social dimensions of West African and Brazilian societies (10 h).

5.       Agricultural traditions in both margins of the Atlantic: the globalization of Tropical Plants (10 h).

6.       Present and Future of Brazil and Africa interplays (5 h).


BIO 610 – Cell Biology (60h)

1.       The main characteristics of the eukaryotic cells.

2.       Structure and transport across membranes.

3.       Structure and energy conversion in mitochondrion and chloroplast.

4.       Compartments and protein sorting.

5.       Nucleus.

6.       Cytoskeleton.

7.       Cell cycle.


BIO 796 – Ecohealth: Population Biology of parasites and hosts applied to Ecology of Diseases (45h)

1.       Advances of Ecology of Diseases and Ecohealth: concepts and state

2.       of art. Natural selection and evolution of genetic variability in response to diseases.

3.       Regulatory factors of population growth: natural enemies and control of pests and vectors.

4.       The dynamics of populations in parasite-host / predator-prey models.

5.       Pandemics and Emergence of Infectious Diseases in a changing global environment.

6.       Microbiota on insect hosts and invasive pathogens on mutualistic microbiotas.


BQI 700 – Structure and Functions of Macromolecules (60h)

Structure, functions, properties and methods of analysis of carbohydrates, lipids and membranes, nucleic acids, proteins and enzymes, including extraction techniques, chromatographic analysis and genetic engineering.


ZOO 765 – Molecular Biology Applied to Animal Production  (75h)

1.        Introduction to Molecular Biology.

2.       Structure and function of nucleic acids.

3.       DNA replication, transcription and translation.

4.       “Omics” in animal production.

5.       Use of biomarkers in animal production.

6.       Genomic markers in animal production.

7.       Phenotypic analysis of gene expression in animal production.

8.       Non-Mendelian pattern of generation in animal production.

9.       Genotype x environment interaction.

10.   Genetically modified animals


INF 600 – Research Techniques in Computer Science  (30h)

1.       Notions of scientific methodology.

2.       Computing research.

3.       Computing research project.

4.       Conducting computer research.

5.       Presentation of research results.

6.       Financing source. 

7.       Ethics in computer research.


TAL 706 - Food Carbohydrates and Bioactive Compounds (30h)

1.       Carbohydrate reactions.

2.       Starch.

3.       Carbohydrate nutrition and dietary fiber.

4.       Bioactive compounds.

5.       The protective effect of foods containing bioactive compounds on chronic noncommunicable diseases.

6.       Seminar presentations.


FIP 650 - Plant Disease Management  (90h)

1.       Concepts and definitions of plant disease control; 

2.       Epidemiological aspects of plant disease control; 

3.       Principles of plant disease control (exclusion, eradication, therapy, immunization, protection, avoidance); 

4.       Control methods (cultural, physical, resistance, biological and chemical); 

5.       Epidemiological implications of control measures; 

6.       Importance of decision making in plant disease management; 

7.       Integrated plant disease management.


FIP704 - Methods in Molecular Plant Pathology (60h)


1. Structure and function of macromolecules.

2. Nucleic acid replication and protein synthesis.

3. Recombinant DNA techniques.

4. Basics of bioinformatics.

5. Diagnosis of phytopathogens using molecular techniques.

6. Molecular markers.

7. Plant transformation for resistance to phytopathogens.

8. Genomics of phytopathogens.


ERU 605 - Macroeconomic Theory I (60h)

1.       State-of-the-Art modern macroeconomics

2.       Dynamic methods in macroeconomics

3.       Exogenous growth models

4.       Endogenous growth models

5.       Stochastic growth models


CBF 770 – Plant Stress Physiology (45h)

1.       Plant stress responses.

2.       Metabolic adjustments and antioxidant metabolism.

3.       Light stress and thermal stress.

4.       Water stress and salinity.

5.       Nutritional stress and resistance to trace metals.

6.       Environmental pollution stress.


FIT 679 – Biotechnology Applied to Plant Breeding (60h)

1.       Introduction to biotechnology.

2.       PCR-based molecular markers. Microsatellite markers.

3.       Sequencing-based molecular markers.

4.       Molecular markers applied to assisted backcrossing,  diversity estimation, and heterotic pool formation.

5.       Marker-assisted selection.

6.       Identification of genes of interest.

7.       Transgenics.

8.       Doubled haploids.

9.       Available tools for the modern breeder.


ENT 760 – Insect Behaviour (45h)

1.       Introduction to Insect Behaviour

2.       Insects, Animals or Organisms?

3.       Evolution.

4.       Proximal and Distal Explanations.

5.       Hypotheses and Assumptions.

6.       Experimentation.

7.       Control of Behaviour

8.       Organization of behaviours.

9.       Foraging and Optimization

10.   Learning

11.   Victim-Enemy Behaviour

12.   Nutritional Ecology

13.   Senory Organs and Nervous System

14.   Communication and signals

15.   Accoustic communication

16.   Semiochemicals

17.   Reproduction

18.   Dispersal

19.   Haemotophagy in Insects

20.   Life in Groups


ENG 795 – Ozone and its applications (30h)

1.       Origin, nature, and generation.

2.       Gaseous and aqueous ozone.

3.       Ozone in the control of microorganisms and insects.

4.       Ozone in the degradation of mycotoxins and pesticides.

5.       Applications of ozone in food processing.

6.       Health and safety aspects of ozone processing.

7.       Ozone regulation.