Molecular Biology of the Cell

Ragazza in laboratorio
Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2020/2021
LM-6 - BIOLOGIA
Laurea magistrale
120
Crediti
Accesso
Libero con valutazione dei requisiti di accesso
2
Anni
Sede
Milano
Lingua
Inglese
The MBC course covers all principal areas of the LM-6 Biology course, with a particular focus on biomolecular subjects, thus distinguishing it from other courses of the same LM Class. The main goal of the MBC course is to train biologists in advanced biomolecular research and to allow them to address present and future scientific challenges.
An in-depth and up-to-date knowledge will be provided for the following subjects: molecular genome analysis; regulation of gene expression; structure and function of biological macromolecules and their interactions in supramolecular complexes; cellular communication, signal perception and transduction, metabolic regulation, biomolecular engineering and computing. Both theoretical and practical aspects of biomolecular research will be addressed. Graduate students will learn to apply novel and emerging research technologies/approaches, cutting-edge data acquisition systems and analysis, and will have hands-on experience with top-level nanotechnology, hosted in the research laboratories of the DBS. MBC graduates will be perfectly suited for entering a PhD school for advanced education.
The MBC graduate will have acquired has specialized and extensive knowledge in the field of molecular and cell biology, and competences in related analytical methodologies and experimental techniques. He/she will be particularly knowledgeable about the comprehension of complex biomolecular systems and of their applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industry, as well as about their transfer to society in relation to food, environment and cultural assets conservation.
The MBC Master Degree course provides the necessary training to independently to practise biology, or to be employed in:
-basic and applied research activity in universities and in other public or private research centers;
-biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, spin-off and startup companies for self-directed and independent work, enabling graduates to hold positions of responsibility in the implementation of research projects;
-promotion and development of the scientific and technological innovation;
-planning and management of industrial technologies;
-functions of high responsibility in the industrial, environmental, health care, and public service sectors;
- biology teaching at all levels.
In addition, graduates will access sectors such as environmental science, scientific dissemination, intellectual property (patents) and business management. Moreover, full immersion English courses, provided by MBC, will allow graduates to perform equally well in job seeking in Italy and abroad.
The MBC graduate can be legally admitted to the "A Section" of the National Biologists Register.
Indicatively, the different sectors of the labor market accessible to Master graduates are hereafter outlined, with reference to the intellectual, scientific and highly-specialized professions provided by the ISTAT 2008, NUP Isfol-Istat Classification of Professions:
· Biologists and related professions - (2.3.1.1.1)
· Researchers and technicians graduated in the area of biological sciences - (2.6.2.2.1)
http://statistiche.almalaurea.it/universita/statistiche/trasparenza?cod…
For admission to the MBC course, students must meet curriculum requirements and have suitable background knowledge (DM 270/04).
Entry is open to:
- Graduates in Biological Sciences (Class L-13) from any Italian University that follows CBUI rules, as adequately certified (www.cbui.unito.it). In this case, credits acquired by the candidate as an undergraduate will be fully recognized and will meet the curricular prerequisites.
- Biological Sciences (Class L-13) graduates from Universities that do not follow CBUI rules, graduates in other related areas and foreign graduates, who have acquired a title equivalent to the I level degree by Italian law, are requested to have earned at last 90 CFU in Biological Sciences (of Class L-13) subjects, including: basic subjects (such as mathematics, physics, statistics, informatics) and biological subjects (such as biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, general physiology, plant biology, developmental biology, others).
Students lacking adequate curricular requirements can contact the Coordinator of the Master course well in advance in order to plan acquisition of the requested CFU before the application deadline. The lacking CFU can be acquired by passing the relevant exams at the University of Milan or any other University.
The candidate's background knowledge in Biology will be verified by an interview.
For all students, the minimum requirement for knowledge of the English language is B1 level ("lower intermediate") of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages or equivalent certification.
MBC students are given the opportunity to spend part of their curriculum abroad, at a University within the European Union (EU), in the context of the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission. Students can attend courses and sit exams that can be included in the core curriculum and/or perform their practical thesis in several European Universities localized in North Europe, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Iberian Peninsula (see http://eng.dbs.unimi.it/ecm/home/erasmus/outgoing-students/biological-s…). Most of the Northern European Universities offer courses taught in English.
The Erasmus+ call is released each year, usually in February. More information can be found at https://www.unimi.it/en/international/study-abroad/studying-abroad-eras…
Accepted students must present a study plan that reports all the activities he/she intends to perform abroad, detailing the corresponding CFU; the number of proposed CFUs should approximately correspond to those the student would have achieved over the same time period in his/her university. The proposed study plan, to be carried out under the Erasmus+ program, must be coherent with the MBC course content and must be evaluated and approved by the Teaching Board. If necessary, the Teaching Board may request the student to integrate the program of exams taken abroad. In accordance with the rules established by the Academic Senate, following completion of the Erasmus+ program, approved exams will be registered, possibly with the original denomination, as part of the student's curriculum, upon the conversion of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) into CFU.
If the student performs the experimental thesis work abroad, he/she must follow the rules outlined above (see Internship criteria and Rules for the thesis and final exam).
The Erasmus and international mobility tutor for Biological area is Dr. M. Cristina Bonza (cristina.bonza@unimi.it).
Course attendance is strongly recommended.

Elenco insegnamenti

Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Advanced molecular biology 6 48 Inglese BIO/11
Molecular bioinformatics 6 48 Inglese INF/01
Organic chemistry applied to biology 6 48 Inglese CHIM/06
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Molecular genetics 6 48 Inglese BIO/18
Protein biochemistry 6 48 Inglese BIO/10
Structural biology of the cell 6 48 Inglese BIO/01 BIO/06
Non definito
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
English proficiency b2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italiano
annuale
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Biomolecular methods laboratory 9 72 Inglese BIO/10 BIO/11 BIO/18
Laboratory training 12 0 Inglese
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Biomembranes 6 48 Inglese BIO/09
Developmental biology and genetics 6 48 Inglese BIO/18
Functional genomics 6 48 Inglese BIO/11 BIO/18
Molecular microbiology and genetics of microorganisms 6 48 Inglese BIO/18 BIO/19
Molecular pharmacology and immunology 6 48 Inglese BIO/14 MED/04
Synthetic biology 6 48 Inglese BIO/04 BIO/10 BIO/11 BIO/18 BIO/19
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Methods in biochemical investigation 6 48 Inglese BIO/10
Signal transduction 6 48 Inglese BIO/04 BIO/10
Stem cells and genetic diseases 6 48 Inglese BIO/14
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Final dissertation 30 0 Inglese
Regole di composizione
1 - The student must choose one of the following three courses:
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Developmental biology and genetics 6 48 Inglese Primo semestre BIO/18
Functional genomics 6 48 Inglese Primo semestre BIO/11 BIO/18
Molecular microbiology and genetics of microorganisms 6 48 Inglese Primo semestre BIO/18 BIO/19
2 - The student must choose one of the following three courses:
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Biomembranes 6 48 Inglese Primo semestre BIO/09
Molecular pharmacology and immunology 6 48 Inglese Primo semestre BIO/14 MED/04
Stem cells and genetic diseases 6 48 Inglese Secondo semestre BIO/14
3 - The student must choose one of the following three courses:
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Synthetic biology 6 48 Inglese Primo semestre BIO/04 BIO/10 BIO/11 BIO/18 BIO/19
Methods in biochemical investigation 6 48 Inglese Secondo semestre BIO/10
Signal transduction 6 48 Inglese Secondo semestre BIO/04 BIO/10
4 - The student must acquire 12 CFU by selecting any of the courses offered by the University of Milan, provided that they are coherent with MBC topics and that the course content does not overlap with those present in mandatory and guided-choice courses. Obviously, as open choice courses, the student can pick the remaining guided-choice courses that he/she had not inserted in the study plan. If unavailable in English, open-choice courses can be taken in Italian provided that the student is fluent in Italian language.
There are no propaedeutic courses in the MBC program that limit progression from the first to the second year.
Sede
Milano
Sedi didattiche
Classrooms are located in the University buildings in: Via Celoria, 26 (Edifici Biologici); Via Celoria, 20 (Settore Didattico); Via Golgi, 19 most laboratories are located in the Department of Biosciences, Via Celoria 26, 20133 Milano.
Presidente del collegio
Tutor per l'orientamento
Tutor per la mobilità internazionale e l'Erasmus
Tutor per i piani di studio
Tutor per stage e tirocini
Tutor per tesi di laurea
Tutor per ammissioni lauree magistrali
Tutor per riconoscimento crediti
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