MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS

Esperimento di laboratorio
Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2019/2020
LM-8 - Biotecnologie industriali
Laurea magistrale
120
Crediti
Accesso
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2
Anni
Sede
Milano
Lingua
Inglese
The MB&B Master degree aims at providing students with advanced skills in molecular biotechnology and in computational biology and bioinformatics, with a strong focus on the most advanced tools and approaches for the analysis of genomes, proteomes and metabolomes. The main goal of the MB&B Master degree is to give the students a broad theoretical and practical background needed to apply their knowledge to any biological/biotechnology problems.
Specific goal of MB&B is to provide a deep and up-to-date knowledge in the following core subjects:

- bioinformatics
- 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 their interest, choosing from courses in plant genetics, nanotechnology, biophysics, molecular microbiology, molecular parasitology, structural biology and economics. The MB&B Master degree combines lecture-based courses (in the first year and in 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.
The MB&B Master degree provides employment opportunities in the following areas:
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 own 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 Graduate 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 for 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
http://statistiche.almalaurea.it/universita/statistiche/trasparenza?cod…
Students with an Italian University degree:
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, chemistry.

All students must have a good knowledge of spoken and written English: they must hold a B1 level certification prior to enrollment. A B2 level certification (vantage or upper intermediate, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment) or, in alternative, an equivalent result at the Placement test offered by the University of Milan is required to attend the final dissertation. Knowledge of Italian is not required for attendance.
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: http://www.unimi.it/studenti/erasmus/79224.htm

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.
Attendance to frontal lessons is strongly recommended. The experimental project leading to the final dissertation is considered mandatory for the Master Degree.

Elenco insegnamenti

Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Biotechnological products and processes 6 48 Inglese
English proficiency b2 (3 ECTS) 3 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 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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