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

The Course of Studies in Biotechnology is a three-year degree course for a total of 180 ECTS. Main objective: to enable students to acquire technical and behavioural knowledge and skills relevant to a modern study and research methodology, immediately usable in the world of work. The training course is divided into generalist and multidisciplinary frontal teaching activities in the biotechnology field and features a significant component of practical laboratory activity that aims to provide students with: - the ability to continuously update their knowledge in the biotechnology sector, including knowledge of economic, ethical, and legislative problems relating to the use of biotechnological products.

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What do you learn?

During the course, students learn to:

  • know and interpret biological systems from a molecular and cellular perspective;
  • apply laboratory protocols in several biotechnological production processes;
  • design and develop new biotechnological analyses and experiments.
  • develop experimentation on cells or their components, to produce good services for human health, such as in the fields of agricultural production or in the environment;
  • know the regulations and the ethical and bioethical problems connected with the use of biotechnologies;
  • manage and interpret molecular tests (i.e., production of vectors and engineered systems; sequencing of nucleic acids and proteins).
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    What can you do with it?

    The graduate in the three-year Biotechnology program will be able to fill technical-scientific operational and managerial roles in the medical, agricultural, pharmaceutical research fields, , in bio-industrial production and in transformation processes. They can continue their studies in the Master's Degree Courses of the class LM7, Agricultural Biotechnology, LM8, Industrial Biotechnology and LM6 - Biology. In particular, they can find work in:

    • Universities and other public and private research institutes;
    • Biotechnological, agro-food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetology industries;
    • Research laboratories;
    • Laboratories and public and private diagnostic service providers;
    • Disseminators as freelance journalists, according to Law 148/2011