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Biomolecular Industrial Biotechnology

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The specific objective of the Course is to train experts in professional, applied research-based biotechnology use activities. Students are trained for future employment in laboratories using genetic engineering techniques, biomedical molecular diagnostics laboratories, food production and control laboratories and laboratories focusing on the production of proteins, drugs, and vaccines.

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What do you learn?

Students are prepared to carry out the research and technological development activities in the sectors of professional activity. They are provided with in-depth knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and microbiology as well as an in-depth understanding of biological systems, including both microorganisms and animal organisms. Biological knowledge should include traditional and modern analytical methodologies and technologies such as genomics, proteomics, nanotechnologies and bioinformatics. These will be complemented by appropriate chemical expertise and knowledge of chemical, biotechnological and industrial problems.

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What can you do with it?

Employment opportunities Profile: Biotechnologist for Biomolecular Industry Functions: Biotechnologists for industry and scientific research possess in-depth knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, functional genomics, microbiology and biological systems allowing them to: 1) carry out fundamental and applied research in the field of genetic, protein and metabolic engineering, using recombinant DNA techniques for the production and development of molecules of biotechnological interest; 2) carry out research activities in the field of genetic manipulation and control and monitoring of the presence of natural or genetically modified organisms, using molecular genetic techniques; 3) operate in research and development laboratories for the supervision, validation and optimisation of biotechnological production processes, and supervise the correct implementation of production and analytical procedures and quality control in industrial production chains; 4) select the technologies and instruments suitable for the structural and functional analysis of biological macromolecules; use the main biological databases for retrieving the information necessary for the development of processes, carry out bioinformatics analysis for the study of protein and nucleotide sequences; apply bioinformatics methodologies to access, organise, and analyse data in genomics, proteomics and metabolomics databases; 5) genotype, isolate and select microorganisms for their use in small and large scale bioreactors; perform microbiological analysis of food, water, and food; 6) plan and coordinate activities for the promotion and development of scientific and technological innovation in areas related to biotechnological disciplines; coordinate research projects in the field of molecular and industrial biotechnologies; 7) solve problems related to the construction and use of biotechnological and industrial plants. Skills: Biotechnologists for industry and scientific research are capable of using biological systems and engineering technique genetics for applications in various production sectors such as the biomedical, chemical-pharmaceutical, industrial and environmental sectors. Biotechnologists for industry and scientific research can use genetic manipulation techniques, tools traditional analytical and modern technologies (e.g. genomics and proteomics) allowing them to work in biomedical laboratories for molecular diagnostics and in research and development laboratories producing protein engineering and pharmaceuticals. With the skills acquired, this Master Degree in Biotechnology for Industry and Scientific Research produces top level professionals for work contexts in which research and its technology transfer, at both laboratory and industrial levels, are the basis for the production of goods and services. Openings: The employment opportunities envisaged for those graduating with a Master Degree in Biomolecular Industrial Biotechnology are: - Universities and national and international research centres, with the potential for continuing their training in specialisation schools, second-level Masters and research doctorates. - Companies in the biotechnological, biomedical, agro-food, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors; - Diagnostic or applied research centres; - Analysis laboratories; - Regional agencies for environmental prevention; - Freelance professionals (after registration on the Register of Biologists and/or the National Association of Italian Biotechnologists - ANBI); - Agencies, bodies, or companies working in scientific dissemination and the specialist press; - Quality certification companies and bodies.