Specialisation Medical Biotechnology

Different approach

Focus on the use of modern biotechnology in the development and production of new vaccines, medicines and diagnostics. On the one hand, students study processes which are relevant in diagnosing diseases and processes that give rise to diseases. On the other hand, the production process of a vaccine or drug itself will be studied. However, the approach greatly differs from the usual approach in veterinary or medical science. The student will mainly concentrate on the development and optimalisation of biotechnological methods to develop or produce a vaccine or drug.

Students will follow one year of courses, some compulsory and other optional. In the second year of the MSc students will perform 2 research projects: major thesis and internship or 2nd thesis.

Due to extended cooperations we also offer the possibility to perform a part of the second year at the Medical Faculty of Erasmus University in Rotterdam.


Compulsory courses:
BPE60312 Bioprocess Design
CBI30806 Immunotechnology
VIR30306 Molecular Virology

Choose one of these 2 courses:
BPE34806 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
HNH27806 General Medicine

Optional Courses (choose at least 6 credits)
ABG30306 Genomics
BPE33803 Animal Cell Biotechnology
BPE34306 Metabolic Engineering if Industrial Microorganisms

BPE35803 Marine Biotechnology
HAP31806 Molecular Regulation of Health and Disease
HNH23306 Pharmacology and Nutrition
HNH34806 Applied Nutrigenomics
MIB30303 Research Methods Microbiology
MIB30806 Applied Molecular Microbiology
MIB32303 Human Microbiome

MOB30306 Control of Cellular Processes and Cell Differentiation
MOB31303 Molecular Development

SSB20306 Bioinformation Technology

Click on the courses or go the study handbook of MSc Biotechnology for more detailed information (content, assumed knowledge, teaching period,...)

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