History and Objectives



FCFRP-USP started its Graduate activities in 1988, with the creation of the Graduate Program in Drugs and Medicines with the areas of concentration: Chemistry and Biology, initially at the master’s level and from 1998 onwards, with the graduate school.
The first major change in Graduate Studies at FCFRP-USP took place in 1999, changing the name of the former Program to the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, divided into two areas of concentration: Pharmaceuticals and Medicines. In 2001, two more new areas of concentration were created: Clinical Analysis and Toxicology.
In mid-2004, there was the second major reformulation of Graduate teaching at FCFRP-USP. Since then, the areas of Clinical Analysis and Toxicology were transformed into the Graduate Program in Biosciences Applied to Pharmacy, current Graduate Program in Biosciences and Biotechnology, and Graduate Program in Toxicology, concentration area: Toxicology.
The PPG in Toxicology at FCFRP-USP has a fundamental role in the process of training higher education professors and/or researchers in the area of Toxicology, to attend the more than 400 undergraduate courses in the country in the area of Pharmacy and that have the discipline Toxicology in their curricular structures. It has 14 professors accredited as advisors.
Since its implementation in 2004, the PPG in Toxicology has graduated 124 masters and 129 doctors. In 2019, 5 masters and 6 doctors were trained.



Graduate Program in Toxicology aims to:
a) training of human resources specialized in the study of the adverse effects of chemical substances on living organisms;
b) promote the training of personnel for teaching and research in Toxicology and related areas with the capacity to work in public or private educational institutions;
c) train and/or improve human resources able to work in the solution of problems and decision-making related to the safe use of chemical substances, exercising leadership activities both in regulatory bodies and agencies and in various segments of the national industry;
d) strengthen Toxicology in the country, with the formation of leaders in the area who will disseminate knowledge in the country and abroad, in addition to nurturing strong groups in the area.
To achieve these goals, the graduate student will specialize in one of its three main areas: Experimental, Clinical, and Analytical, which constitute the three main lines of our PPG and meet the three essential purposes of Toxicology: Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of poisoning.