Masters in Molecular and Medical Biotechnology
The Master's program in Molecular and Medical Biotechnology trains experts with high levels of proficiency able to plan and lead analysis and research activities, experimental and technological research, research and development in biotechnology, with particular reference to the biomedical field. The specific objectives aim to provide the student, also through a significative laboratory practice, with the following:
• in-depth knowledge of the methodologies aimed at the structural and functional characterization of biological macromolecules and of cellular processes in which they are involved;
• in-depth knowledge of the pathological processes affecting humans, at the molecular and cellular level; current applications and perspectives of application of biotechnology in human pathology;
- thorough knowledge of the organization and mode of expression of the human genome and analysis with the support of bioinformatics tools and "high-throughput" experimental platforms;
- knowledge in the field of structurally biology aimed at the design of molecules possessing pharmaceutical activity; competences in modeling techniques for drug discovery and design;
- the expertise of bioinformatics methodologies for the organization and access to databases, with particular reference to genomics and proteomics;
- extensive knowledge of medical genetics, pharmacogenomics, and molecular pharmacology for the development of new drugs.
Duration: 2 years
Course type: Masters in Molecular and Medical Biotechnology (code: LM-9)
Controlling body: Collegio Didattico di Biotecnologie
Information: Amministrazione collegi del Diparimento di Biotecnologie
Type: Postgraduate and Masters Program
Reference Department: Biotechnology
Broad area: Science and Engineering
Narrow area: Biotechnology
Future students should carefully read the International page at the webpage of the University of Verona (video presentation of the university).
This Master aims to form researchers in molecular and cellular biotechnology who are able to carry out analyses and conduct research and development in the biomedical sector, using experimental and computational approaches. These skills will be gained by studying cellular and molecular biology, genomics and diagnostics, pathology, pharmacology and computational biology. In addition to traditional lectures, one entire semester of the first year of the Master's program includes integrated lab work based on a current topic in biomedical research. This format is designed to provide students with technical skills in biotechnology research while simultaneously making a clear connection between laboratory research and impact on human health. This Masters program has only one stream. However, the organization of the program into alternative lessons in the same field, plus a number of elective credits, offers students the opportunity to personalize their own course of studies with the approval of the responsible teaching structure.
The program is taught in English, providing a Masters degree that is useful not only in Italy but also abroad, given that research in the field of biotechnology is more developed at the international level. The Master's program hopes to attract students of various nationalities, enabling the integration of knowledge and experiences from different cultures.
How to apply
From bachelor to master
Students are required to have basic training in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, and physics. They must also have a sufficient proficiency in the English language to enable them to follow the lectures (i.e. B1 level or higher). The academic regulations of the program describe how students will be evaluated and what they will be tested on.
Tuition fees for Non-European Union citizens
Under the University of Verona’s initiatives for internationalization, students of non-European Union citizenship can opt for a tuition fee of €1,000 per year – for the legal duration of their degree program, without needing to submit any documentation proving their financial situation. Students who choose this option:
- must have been admitted to their chosen degree program through a qualification gained abroad;
- must have residency (and their family too) in a non-EU country;
- may still apply for a regional scholarship;
- may not apply for a university fees reduction or exemption.
Graduates will be able to work in both the private and public sector. They may also do freelance work in consulting and planning, either independently or in association with other groups.
Graduates find employment in areas such as technological research and development in public entities and different industries (e.g. biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics); biotechnological regulation, management and creation in the public or private sector; management or consulting in pharmacology, bio-health or diagnostics; and in the fields of technical and scientific information and communication.
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Last updated May 3, 2018