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.

Courses (1st year). Take care: after enrolment, students have to check the study handbook to get information on programme requirements for their specific year.
Time Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5 Period 6
AM SSB-20306 Bioinformation technology MIB-30806 Applied molecular microbiology MOB-31303 Molecular development CBI-30806 Immuno technology BPE-33803 Animal Cell Biotechnology
HAP-31806 Molecular Regulation of Health and Disease
PM MOB-30306 Control of cellular processes and cell differentiation VIR-30306 Molecular virology MIB-30303 Research Methods Microbiology ABG-30306 Genomics BPE-35803 Marine Biotechnology
HNE-34806 Applied Nutrigenomics
Whole day BPE-60312 Bioprocess design MOB-31812 Toolbox Molecular Biology HNE-23306 Pharmacology and nutrition HNE-27806 General medicine BIC-31312 Systems@Work: A Toolbox of Systems Biology BPE-60312 Bioprocess design
BPE-34806 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology BPE-34306 Metabolic Engineering of Industrial Microorganisms MOB-31812 Toolbox Molecular Biology
BIC-31312 Systems@Work: A Toolbox of Systems Biology

Restricted optionals 1: choose either HNE-27806 or BPE-33803 and BPE-34806.
Restricted optionals 2: (choose at least 6 credits): all other courses.

Compulsory: BPE60312, VIR30306 and CBI30806.

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