Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Specific goal of MB&B is to provide a deep and up-to-date knowledge in the following core subjects:
- molecular biology and biotechnology
- functional genomics and "-omics" technologies
- protein expression systems
- metabolic engineering and industrial processes
- structural biochemistry
- molecular enzymology
- data analysis
In addition, the student will have the opportunity to develop further specific disciplines of its interest, choosing from courses in plant genetics, nanotechnology, biophysics, molecular microbiology, molecular parasitology, structural biology, patenting and technology transfer. The MB&B Master degree combines lecture-based courses (in the first year and the first term of the second year) and an experimental laboratory project leading to a dissertation (second year), to be chosen by the students among many projects offered by the University of Milan and other research institutes, including private companies.
management of production facilities in the biotechnological industry, 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; research laboratories in both private and public institutions. Graduates will be able to operate, in their fields of specialization, at a high level of responsibility, managing the ethical, technical and legal aspects of their work. In addition, thanks to its strong commitment to teaching a broad range of biotechnological disciplines, the MB&B Master degree is ideal to provide the background knowledge required for Ph.D. and other higher education courses.
The specific business contexts that the MB&B graduates can enter are, among others: the pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, food industry, industry and services for environmental biotechnology, biotechnology service centers applying information technology, genomics and proteomics research laboratories of both public and private institutions.
The MB&B graduates will possess full and updated knowledge in:
- the production of intermediates and products for fine chemicals and the food industry
- industrial fermentation processes for the production of metabolites and for obtaining energy from renewable sources
- control of biotechnological processes
- development of innovative diagnostic techniques
- analysis of nucleotide and protein sequences
- development of new biologically active molecules through the study of molecular interactions between proteins and nucleic acids, and the identification of new molecular targets
- design and development of bioinformatics platforms and new methods for biological data analysis
The MB&B Master degree can be accessed by graduates of Laurea Triennale belonging to the L-2 class (Biotechnology) and previous class 1 (Biotechnology). It can also be accessed by any student with a Laurea Triennale providing a strong background (at least 60 University credits) in biotechnology-related subjects, i.e., subjects identified as "core disciplines" for the L-2 class of Laurea Triennale.
Students with a degree from a non-Italian institution:
The candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or University, and a strong knowledge in most (or all) of the following areas: genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry.
Entry requirement requires a knowledge of English equal to or higher than level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (QCER).
Level B1 is verified during the admission phase in the following ways:
- linguistic certification obtained no later than 3 years, of B1 or higher level (for the list of linguistic certifications recognized by the University, see the website:
https://www.unimi.it/en/study/language-proficiency/placement-tests-entr…). The certification must be loaded during the admission procedure;
- B1 level of English achieved during a bachelor's three-year degree course through the SLAM course. Checks made less than four years ago are considered valid. Verification takes place ex officio without any need to attach certificates;
- B1 level of English achieved during a bachelor's three-year degree course at an Italian University. Checks made less than four years ago are considered valid. The university certification must be loaded during the admission procedure.
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 to Erasmus Studio can be found at the following link: https://www.unimi.it/en/international/study-abroad/studying-abroad-eras….
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.
- Student administrative office
Milan - Via Celoria, 18
+39To get information and telephone assistance you can contact: from Italy 199188128, from abroad 0039 056676357.
The front offices receive in the days and times indicated on this page:
- Student information office
Milan - Via Celoria, 26.
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 10 am - 11:45 am
- International Students Office - Welcome Desk
Milan - Via S. Sofia, 9/1.
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