Master in Physics
Objectives: To form a Master’s qualification with a framework applied to research, development and production of products, processes and services that use biological microorganisms or components in the field of industrial biotechnology and biomedicine, characterised by:
- Sufficient Knowledge of the different disciplines in biosciencies (cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, bioinformatics,...).
- Excellence in the command of biotechnological tools (from genetic engineering and metabolic to bioreactors and bioprocess).
- Knowledge of the industrial sectors and trends in the use of biotechnologies and their engineering aspects.
- The high content in experimentation: more than 50% of the class content of the Master’s corresponds to Laboratory Work, with full-time specialised teaching staff.
- The participation in the Faculty, alongside researchers, professionals of renowned prestige, from other European and North American institutions and lecturers from the IQS.
- The close relationship with the industrial sector: as well as the fundamental research component, the content of the Master’s programme connects with the needs of the industrial sector.
- The twofold nature of the Master’s: professionalising, in order to join the world of work, and research-based, in order to continue with Doctorate studies.
- The official language of the Master’s is English.
- The faculty of the Master’s in Bioengineering is made up of specialists in the different areas of knowledge of the programme, both at an academic and professional level, in order to provide a global vision from fundamental and applied research to the industrial applications in the diverse sectors that bioengineering has an influence over.
- Each subject has a head lecturer who coordinates the participation of other visiting lecturers, scientists and leading professionals from other European and North American institutions and companies, who teach specialised topics within each subject, following a calendar that is issued at the start of each semester.
- The Master's is aimed at graduates (degree holders or engineers) who wish to enhance their professional career or gear it to new biotechnologies. Holders of the Master's degree will be able to practice as high-level research and innovation professionals in industry or to continue their academic career with a subsequent doctorate.
Lines of research
Lines of research underway for the writing of Master’s Thesis and doctoral Thesis are:
- Protein engineering and enzymology of “Carbohydrate Active Enzymes” (glycosidases, glycosyltranferases, deacetylases, transglicosidasas)
- Therapeutic targets in infectious diseases
- Amyloidogenic proteins in neurodegenerative diseases
- Biocatalysis and biotransformations: enzyme redesign, directed evolution of enzymes, and metabolic engineering
- Enzymatic synthesis of functional oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates for food and biomedical applications
- Stimuli sensitive polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery
- Design of biomimetic surfaces with both chemical and mechanical signaling. Smart surfaces
- Design and rapid manufacturing fabrication of scaffolds for bone and cartilage regeneration
- Mycotoxins and fungal producers
- Microbiological aspects of the photodynamic therapy
- Food and environmental safety
- Microbial functional genomics in the search of therapeutic targets
- Recombinant protein and metabolite expression, bioprocess and bioreactors optimization
- Biotechnological production of polyinsatured fatty acids
- Industrial byproducts as a source for highly valuable biotechnological products. Bioremediation
- Downstream processing and bioproducts isolation
- Computer simulation of bioprocess
TISSUE ENGINEERING LABORATORY
- Design and synthesis of nanometric biomaterials analog to extracellular matrices
- Development of instructive tri-dimensional environments for functional differentiation of stem cells
- Environmental reprogramming of adult cells to develop regenerative medicine platforms
- Impact of the haemodynamic environment in vascular cells functionality
- Controlled drug delivery in vascular devices
The Master’s in Bioengineering provides access to Doctorate studies.