Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Esperimento di laboratorio
Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2019/2020
LM-8 - Biotecnologie industriali
Laurea magistrale
120
Crediti
Accesso
Libero con valutazione dei requisiti di accesso
2
Anni
Sede
Milano
Lingua
Inglese

The MB&B Master's degree aims at providing students with advanced skills in Molecular biotechnology, Computational biology and Bioinformatics. The main goal of the MB&B Master’s degree is to equip students with a broad theoretical and practical background for the study of complex biological/biotechnologal systems.

The specific goal of MB&B is to provide an up-to-date knowledge in the following subjects: bioinformatics, molecular biology, biotechnology, functional genomics, "omics" technologies, protein expression systems, metabolic engineering, industrial processes, structural biochemistry, molecular enzymology and data analysis. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to study specific disciplines of interest, including: plant genetics, nanotechnology, biophysics, molecular microbiology, nanotechnology, molecular biotechnology, molecular parasitology, structural biology, and technology transfer.

Teachings will combine lectures, student’s presentations, journal clubs and seminars. A substantial proportion of the credits will be obtained through an experimental laboratory project - selected by the student- for the final dissertation.

The MB&B Master degree provides employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • career in management of production facilities, including diagnostics, chemicals, and agro- food industry
  • promotion of scientific development and technological innovation in Research & Development in different industrial settings
  • service management in areas related to industrial biotechnology, as well as in Quality Control laboratories
  • basic and applied research in both private and public institutions

Graduates will be able to operate, in their own fields of specialization, at a high level of responsibility, managing the ethical, technical and legal aspects of their work.

Application and admission free with entry requirements evaluation.

 The access to the Master’s degree in MB&B is open to:

  • Graduates in Biotechnology (L-2 class, and former class 1).
  • Students with a Bachelor's degree providing at least 60 ects in "core disciplines" as defined for the Biotechnology L-2 class.

Foreign students must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University, and a strong knowledge of the following topics: genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry. A B1 level English language certification is required at the time of the enrollment. Knowledge of the Italian language is not required.

Language english

Students must have a good knowledge of spoken and written English. A B1 level certification is required for enrollment. A B2 level certification (vantage or upper intermediate, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment), or an equivalent score in the Placement test provided by the University of Milan, is required prior to submission of the final dissertation. Knowledge of the Italian language is not required.

In the frame work of the Erasmus+ program, the MB&B Master course has in place agreements with Universities in Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Norway, and The Netherlands, all offering courses in English.
Calls for participation can be found at the following link: https://www.unimi.it/en/international/study-abroad/studying-abroad-erasmus

The time spent abroad can be used to attend courses and pass the relative exams, thus collecting credits towards the Master degree, as well as to carry out the experimental project for the dissertation. The student admitted to the mobility program must submit a study plan detailing the training activities that he/she plans to carry out, with the corresponding credits. The number of credits should correspond as much as possible to the number of credits that the student should acquire in a similar time at the home University. The proposed activities must be consistent with the goals and the contents of the Master degree.

The study plan must be approved by the MB&B Student Mobility Committee, which can request changes or integrations. At the end of the mobility program, according to the guidelines provided by the University of Milan, the courses attended (with a passed exam) by the student are registered in his/her career, preferably with its original name and with an indication of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) and their conversion in CFU (usually 1 ECTS= 1 CFU).

The students willing to carry out their dissertation work as part of a mobility program abroad must have an internal supervisor (chosen among the MB&B lecturers) and the study plan must be approved by the MB&B board.

Compulsory (exceptions must be motivated and authorized by the lecturer)

Elenco insegnamenti

Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Biotechnological products and processes 6 48 Inglese
English proficiency b2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italiano
Functional genomics and bioinformatics 10 88 Inglese
Methods in bioinformatics 6 48 Inglese
Molecular and cellular microbiology 6 48 Inglese
Rational design and structural characterization of bioactive molecules 6 48 Inglese
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Advanced molecular and cellular biotechnology 10 80 Inglese
Advanced plant cell biotechnology 6 48 Inglese
Protein engineering and molecular enzymology 6 48 Inglese
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Thesis project and final dissertation 39 0 Inglese
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
Bioimaging 6 56 Inglese
Biotechnological and molecular strategies in the control of parasites and vector-borne diseases 6 48 Inglese
Nanotechnology for biomedical applications and biosensors 6 48 Inglese
Patenting and technology transfer 6 48 Inglese
Structural bioinformatics 6 56 Inglese
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
Advanced bioinformatics for biotechnology 6 48 Inglese
Macromolecular structural biology 6 48 Inglese
Molecular breeding and plant genetics 6 48 Inglese
Regole di composizione
1 - The student must choose at least two of the following courses
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo
Bioimaging 6 56 Inglese Primo semestre
Biotechnological and molecular strategies in the control of parasites and vector-borne diseases 6 48 Inglese Primo semestre
Nanotechnology for biomedical applications and biosensors 6 48 Inglese Primo semestre
Patenting and technology transfer 6 48 Inglese Primo semestre
Structural bioinformatics 6 56 Inglese Primo semestre
Advanced bioinformatics for biotechnology 6 48 Inglese Secondo semestre
Macromolecular structural biology 6 48 Inglese Secondo semestre
Molecular breeding and plant genetics 6 48 Inglese Secondo semestre
2 - The student must acquire 10 additional credits (CFU) choosing from any course offered by the University of Milan, provided that they are coherent to the topics of the MB&B and the contents not overlapping with those of mandatory and guided through courses in the study plan.
Four credits can be acquired by extending the thesis project, upon presenting a motivated written request that must be approved by the MB&B Study Plan Committee.
Sede
Milano
Sedi didattiche
Lecture rooms and laboratories are located in the "Città Studi" campus, mostly in the University buildings of Via Celoria, 26 (Edifici Biologici); Via Celoria, 20 (Settore Didattico); Via Golgi, 19 (Edificio Golgi). The Department of Biosciences is the refence structure for all teaching activities related to the MB&B course.
Presidente del collegio: MARCO NARDINI
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