Opleiding: Biochemistry and Biotechnology (E)
Studieniveau: Master - HO
Studiegebied: Wetenschappen
Belangstellingsdomeinen: Exacte wetenschappen, Wiskunde-cijferwerk,
Schoolvakken SO: Biologie, Biotechniek, Chemie, Natuurwetenschappen,

Universiteit Gent
The master offers scientists not only a thorough knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology and physiology but also the ability to use biochemical and biotechnological techniques in a creative and inventive manner on plants, animals or humans.
The students are also initiated in the interesting world of bioinformatics.

The training in biochemistry and biotechnology also has a social dimension: to apply research and knowledge in favour of humanity and society.
This social involvement is reflected in research on the origin and treatment of all kinds of illnesses (such as cancer, chronic inflammation and metabolic diseases), research on the improvement of plants (sustainable food production, production of food with improved nutritional quality, production of bio-fuels) and research on the use of micro-organisms in certain chemical processes (detoxification of contaminants).

The master programme of biochemistry and biotechnology offers courses in English and Dutch.
It is possible to choose a complete curriculum of English courses.
The two-year master programme (120 credits) consists of four modules of 30 ECTS credits each:

  • common general courses (general, broadening),

  • major course package (specialising),

  • minor course package (broadening),

  • master dissertation (practical training).

The master’s programme offers five specialising majors:

  • the Major Bio-informatics and system biology is based on the recent need for bio-computing and computational biology for the processing of the vast amount of data generated from the biological information flow on different levels (genome, transcriptome, proteome, interactome, signalosome);

  • the Major Biochemistry and structural biology focuses on the determination of protein structures and the study of the functioning of molecular ‘machines’;

  • the Major Biomedical biotechnology studies the relation between basic cell biological processes and pathological processes (inflammation, cancer, metabolic illnesses) and pays also attention to biomedical applications such as the development of new vaccines and new therapies;

  • the Major Microbial biotechnology studies microbial diversity and functionality and applies the fundamental knowledge of the molecular genetics of micro-organisms such as bacteria, yeast, moulds and viruses in a broad variety of biotechnological applications;

  • the Major Plant biotechnology aims at the development of biotechnological applications of plants in agriculture (e.g. disease resistance or drought tolerance), production of bio fuels and the biosynthesis of products with medical applications.

Beroepsbeschrijving- en uitwegen

A very large number of the current graduates in biochemistry and biotechnology (between 40-60% in the past 5 years) starts doctoral studies; most of them graduate successfully. Ghent University has a strong research tradition in the domain of biochemistry and biotechnology, which leads to highly qualified PhDs in an internationally competitive research environment.
Later, these doctors find their way to national and international universities, research institutions and a growing number of young biotechnological companies.

The use of biochemical and biotechnological methods and production strategies increases in health care, the environmental sector, food industry, the agricultural industry, the chemical industry.
This implies that there is and will be a demand for academically educated, but also practically trained biochemists and bio­­­technologists.
Given the broad scientific basic education, the combination of chemistry and biology, the practical and research-oriented aspects of the study programme, the biochemist and the biotechnologist are well trained for the job market.

The fields of employment are scientific research at universities, research centers, R&D in companies, the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics companies, laboratories for medical analysis, the food industry, fermentation industry, agricultural industry, petrochemical industry, chemical industry, biotechnological companies, companies in environmental technology, public services for water treatment, the environmental sector.

Finally, graduates in biochemistry and biotechnology often end up in education, both at the level of the secondary schools (for masters) and at the level of the colleges of higher education (for doctors).

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Na een masteropleiding kan je, binnen het hoger onderwijs, verder studeren in:
een master-na-master
Binnen dit studiegebied worden deze Ma-na-Ma's georganiseerd:  
  Plant Biotechnology (E)  
  Statistical Data Analysis (E)  
  Er zijn waarschijnlijk andere Ma-na-Ma's waarin je mag starten. Raadpleeg de toelatingsvoorwaarden per Ma-na-Ma.  
een postgraduaat
  De toelating tot een postgraduaat verschilt per opleiding. Raadpleeg de toelatingsvoorwaarden per opleiding.
een bachelor-na-bachelor
  Verder studeren kan ook in een Ba-na-Na. De toelatingsvoorwaarden kunnen verschillen per opleiding.
een specifieke lerarenopleiding
  Als je leraar wilt worden kan je een specifieke lerarenopleiding volgen.
Er zijn ook nog na- of bijscholingen. Sommige studenten komen in aanmerking voor een doctoraat.
Universiteit Gent, Campus Gent (4)
    Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33
9000 Gent
Gegevens bijgewerkt tot 05-12-2017


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