Biology: Microbial Biotechnology and Health
The Master specialisation Microbial Biotechnology and Health is a specialisation of the Biology Master and offers a research-oriented education in microbiology with a strong focus on the generation of fundamental scientific knowledge that can lead to the improvement of micro-organisms as production platforms for valuable compounds such as food additives and antibiotics. Important aspects of the development and physiology of micro-organisms and their interaction with the environment can be studied at the molecular, genetic, physiological and cellular levels, often in an integrated manner. Training is provided in functional genomics, cellular imaging, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics and insight is given in the potential and power of these techniques in microbiological research. Particular attention is paid to the implications of these techniques for biotechnology.
A major part of the master training is actively taking part in a running research project within the theme of the specialisation at the Institute Biology Leiden, other departments of the Faculty of Science, or the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). There are also possibilities for an external project at an institute abroad.
Coordinator: dhr. Dr. E. Vijgenboom
For a description of the full programme read the more information button!
For the timetable and registration in usis and codes, see under ‘files’ (bestanden)
This MSc specialisation will start on Monday 5 September, 2016 at the Sylvius Laboratory, with an information lecture.