What's it about?
Examples are molecular regulation of growth and cell differentiation, gene control during development and disease, the transfer of genetic traits, enzymology (enzyme mechanisms are studied with the aim of understanding and modifying the properties of enzymes to make new compounds) or biological membranes.
Graduates from this specialisation are qualified to carry out research in all areas of life sciences at both universities and institutes. They are also eligible for R&D positions in industries involved in agro-food, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and biotechnology
Detailed information on the courses you can take in this specialisation is available in the study handbook of Wageningen University.
Thesis Research Groups
Groups that offer thesis projects in this specialisation are:
- Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics Group
- Biobased Commodity Chemistry
- Sub-department of Environmental Technology
- Laboratory of Genetics
- Laboratory of Microbiology
- Laboratory of Molecular Biology
- Laboratory of Plant Physiology
- Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology
- Laboratory of Biochemistry
- Laboratory of Organic Chemistry