The MB&B Master's degree aims at providing students with advanced skills in Molecular biotechnology, Computational biology and Bioinformatics. The main goal of the MB&B Master’s degree is to equip students with a broad theoretical and practical background for the study of complex biological/biotechnologal systems.
The specific goal of MB&B is to provide an up-to-date knowledge in the following subjects: bioinformatics, molecular biology, biotechnology, functional genomics, "omics" technologies, protein expression systems, metabolic engineering, industrial processes, structural biochemistry, molecular enzymology and data analysis. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to study specific disciplines of interest, including: plant genetics, nanotechnology, biophysics, molecular microbiology, nanotechnology, molecular biotechnology, molecular parasitology, structural biology, and technology transfer.
Teachings will combine lectures, student’s presentations, journal clubs and seminars. A substantial proportion of the credits will be obtained through an experimental laboratory project - selected by the student- for the final dissertation.
The MB&B Master degree provides employment opportunities in the following areas:
Graduates will be able to operate, in their own fields of specialization, at a high level of responsibility, managing the ethical, technical and legal aspects of their work.
Application and admission free with entry requirements evaluation.
The access to the Master’s degree in MB&B is open to:
Foreign students must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University, and a strong knowledge of the following topics: genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry. A B1 level English language certification is required at the time of the enrollment. Knowledge of the Italian language is not required.
Students must have a good knowledge of spoken and written English. A B1 level certification is required for enrollment. A B2 level certification (vantage or upper intermediate, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment), or an equivalent score in the Placement test provided by the University of Milan, is required prior to submission of the final dissertation. Knowledge of the Italian language is not required.
In the frame work of the Erasmus+ program, the MB&B Master course has in place agreements with Universities in Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Norway, and The Netherlands, all offering courses in English. Calls for participation can be found at the following link: https://www.unimi.it/en/international/study-abroad/studying-abroad-erasmus The time spent abroad can be used to attend courses and pass the relative exams, thus collecting credits towards the Master degree, as well as to carry out the experimental project for the dissertation. The student admitted to the mobility program must submit a study plan detailing the training activities that he/she plans to carry out, with the corresponding credits. The number of credits should correspond as much as possible to the number of credits that the student should acquire in a similar time at the home University. The proposed activities must be consistent with the goals and the contents of the Master degree.
The study plan must be approved by the MB&B Student Mobility Committee, which can request changes or integrations. At the end of the mobility program, according to the guidelines provided by the University of Milan, the courses attended (with a passed exam) by the student are registered in his/her career, preferably with its original name and with an indication of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) and their conversion in CFU (usually 1 ECTS= 1 CFU).
The students willing to carry out their dissertation work as part of a mobility program abroad must have an internal supervisor (chosen among the MB&B lecturers) and the study plan must be approved by the MB&B board.
Attendance to frontal lessons is strongly recommended. The experimental project leading to the final dissertation is considered mandatory for the Master Degree