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Pharmaceutical and (NEW) Industrial Biotechnology MSc

General information

Since the start of the International Master Course on Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in 2008, the scientific community and the industry around Halle has significantly developed also to the field of Industrial Biotechnology. Motivated by this development, the Faculty of Sciences I - Biosciences of the Martin Luther University has decided to offer a specialized education in this emerging field of biotechnology.

The new International Master Course on Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology will enroll students in the winter term 2016/2017 (starting from October 1st) for the first time.

The existing master course has slightly been modified. Now, besides central modules mandatory for both fields of specialization (80 credit points), modules on either pharmaceutical biotechnology (40 credit points) or industrial biotechnology (40 credit points) can be selected by the student. During the enrollment proceedure the student has to decide on the field of specialization.

The future of biotechnology promises many advances in drugs (including polypeptides, proteins, viruses, DNA and antibiotics) and drug delivery systems as well in chemicals produced from renewable resources.

The field  of specialization „Pharmaceutical Biotechnology“ in the master course covers all relevant aspects for the development of new biotechnology based drugs, starting from of drug target identification over up- and downstream processing till formulation. It also provides a basis for understanding the mechanisms and process involved in diseases.

The field of specialization "Industrial Biotechnology"  in the master course covers all relevant aspects on the development of new industrial biotechnological processes, starting from access to and pretreatment of renewable resources over up- and downstream processing till application and process optimization. Biocatalysis, synthetic and systems biology and metabolic engineering will be covered during the classes.

The M.Sc. program in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology is specially designed for undergraduates to obtain an internationally recognized degree by giving them the necessary knowledge, capabilities and methods in a way to enable them to scientific work, critical evaluation of scientific results and responsible action. You will mainly extend your practical and methodical experience

After successful completion of the Master examination, the Faculty of Sciences I – Biosciences at Martin Luther University awards the academic degree Master of Science (MSc.)

General information on the International Master Course on Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology at MLU
General Info PhInBT V09 2016.pdf (73,9 KB)  vom 03.03.2016

Detailed curriculum of the Master Course on Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology
Curriculum PhInBT Pie13.pdf (101,9 KB)  vom 03.03.2016

Manual of the modules of the master course Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Manual of Modules PhInBT 2016 03 03.pdf (178,3 KB)  vom 03.03.2016

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