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Universidade de Aveiro Master in Molecular and Cell Biology
Universidade de Aveiro

Master in Molecular and Cell Biology

Aveiro, Portugal

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Master in Molecular and Cell Biology

Recent developments in the biomolecular sciences, particularly in genome sequencing, the mapping of molecular interaction networks, the biology of systems, structural biology, molecular evolution and cell development constitute a significant challenge to the teaching of biology. Developments of this type, however, have opened up new possibilities for building an integrated understanding of the functioning and evolution of life. The copious stream of information flowing from such advances has meant that a new teaching approach and a significant degree of knowledge integration have both become necessary. With this in mind, the second cycle in Molecular and Cell Biology places a strong emphasis on the study of genomes, cellular regulation and development, and molecular evolution. There are significant theoretical-practical and practical strands to the study programs which allow participants to extend their knowledge base and acquire laboratory training in the methods of modern Molecular and Cell Biology. There is a further component focusing on Bio-business that should help the transfer of knowledge acquired during the second cycle to the market place, and the setting up of biotechnology micro companies. Molecular and Cell Biology is one of the cornerstones of biotechnology and with a solid training in this area, graduates should be well prepared to set up micro companies to operate in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. The growing use of new molecular and genetic diagnostic tools in the national health service and in the food industry means there is a call for professionals with a solid training in the biomolecular sciences. The 2nd cycle in Molecular and Cell Biology at Aveiro was designed with the intention of preparing professionals for the field with competences in modern methods for the analysis of genes and genomes, RNA, proteins and other biomolecules that are of importance in clinical diagnostics and food safety.


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