Program History



Brief history of the IB-USP Botany Graduate Program

 

Program

The IB-USP Botany Graduate Program begun in 1970, with Master’s and Doctorate courses. Four subfields were under the program’s scope:

- Plant Anatomy
- Plant Physiology
- Cryptogam Taxonomy
- Phanerogam Taxonomy

For about 20 years, until the end of the 90’s, it was the only doctorate course in Brazil approaching pteridophytes, bryophytes, lichens, fungus, and benthic algae. 

In 1998 were initiated orientations in Plant Molecular Genetics (now Systems Biology), and in 2005, Plant Economic Resources. 

Today, the program includes six subfields of Botany:

- Anatomy of Vascular Plants;

- Systems Biology;

- Plant Development Biology;

- Algae Biology;

- Plant Economic Resources;

- Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography of Vascular Plant.

 

 

Graduates

From 1970 to 2017, 755 students were titled with 358 master’s degrees and 397 were titled doctors.

 

 

CAPES evaluation (master’s and doctorate)

Annual CAPES evaluation 1994-1998: grade A

Triennial CAPES evaluation 1998-2000: grade 5

Triennial CAPES evaluation 2001-2003: grade 5

Triennial CAPES evaluation 2004-2006: grade 6

Triennial CAPES evaluation 2007-2009: grade 6

Triennial CAPES evaluation 20010-2012: grade 6

Quadennial CAPES evaluation 2013-2016: grade 7 (max)

 

 

Coordination

Coordination has been headed by a coordinator and a deputy for 22 years, since the program initiation. In 1994, by the Coordinator Prof. Dr. Ana Maria Giulietti initiative, the Graduate Internal Committee was created. In 2008, by order of the Prof. Dr. Armando Corbani Ferraz Provost Graduate Program, it was changed to Committee for Program Coordination (CCP).

 

 

Coordinators 

Coordinator Begin End Suplente Begin End
Antonio Lamberti 1972   Eurico Cabral de Oliveira Filho 1973  
Kurt Gunther Hell 1979 1983 Antonio Salatino 1981 1983
Eurico Cabral de Oliveira Filho 1983 1985 Ana Maria Giulietti 1983 1985
Ana Maria Giulietti 1985 1994 Antonio Salatino 1985 1990
Nanuza Luiza de Menezes 1995 1997 Marie Anne Van Sluys 1996 1997
Nanuza Luiza de Menezes 1997 2002 José Rubens Pirani 1997 2002
José Rubens Pirani 2002 2003 Marie Anne Van Sluys 2002 2004
Antonio Salatino 2003 2006 Helenice Mercier 2004 2006
Helenice Mercier 2006 2008 Marcos Silveira Buckeridge 2006 2008
Helenice Mercier 2008 2011 Maria Magdalena Rossi 2008 2012
Renato de Mello-Silva 2011 2013 Gregorio C. T. Ceccantini 2012 2015
Renato de Mello-Silva 2013 2017 Estela Maria Plastino 2015 2017
Estela Maria Plastino 2017 2019 Maria Magdalena Rossi 2017 2019