The Carlos Chagas Filho Institute of Biophysics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) was created in 1945. The institutionalization of academic research at the university was born by the effort of Carlos Chagas Filho. This Institute assumed the mission of sheltering research motivated by intellectual curiosity, directed to the foundations of the biomedical sciences.
Our Institute initially specialized in applying physical methods to biological research and, in teaching, assumed responsibility for the classical disciplines of Biophysics, Physiology and Parasitology. Throughout its history, however, it has become a multidisciplinary institution, bringing together highly qualified groups at all levels of analysis of biological phenomena.
This diversity is the great asset of the IBCCF. The flexible organization, in the form of academic programs, facilitates the dynamics of the institution in the face of the rapid transformations of modern science.