Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of
São Paulo is installed in an area superior to 6000 m2, located in Cidade Universitária, in the city of São
Paulo. It has excellent laboratory and teaching facilities, and it has been developing research and forming
specialists in different areas of Microbiology since 1970.
It was constituted after the University reform, resulting from the fusion of basic departments
already existent at USP, however, only in 1985, it was physically installed at the Biomedical Building
II. Acting in the areas of teaching, research, culture and extension, including services to community, it
has now 30 professors, 5 visiting professors, 25 post-doctoral students, 3 administrative employees, 5
technicians with college degree, 11 technicians with high school diploma, and 12 technicians with primary
school level.