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Back Plant Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioentrepreneurship (Master's) 2018/2019


General


Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
ECTS:
120
Duration:
4 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga
Main Scientific area:
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology

Contacts


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: 253604390 Fax: 253604398
    E-Mail: cpedagogico@ecum.uminho.pt; sec@ecum.uminho.pt
    URL: https://www.ecum.uminho.pt

Description


In modern human societies, plants constitute an increasingly valued resource. The huge advance in genome sequence of plant species associated with the implementation of bioinformatics tools, the progress in the analysis of gene expression and their protein products, knowledge of the regulation of metabolic pathways, and new methodologies for obtaining genetically modified organisms has revolutionized biotechnology.

The socio-economic importance of plants comes because, not only are the basis of feeding a growing world population, but also because they provide a wide range of products and applications in numerous sectors of economic activity as the agro-food industry (e.g. plant breeding, production of aromatic and medicinal plants, forest production), life sciences (e.g., therapies based on products of plant origin), industry (e.g. textiles, pulp, furniture, renewable energy), environmental protection (e.g. phytoremediation) and services (e.g. DNA and protein sequencing, DNA chips).

The Master Course in Plant Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioentrepreneurship is aimed at postgraduate qualification of human resources in the fields of biochemistry, molecular and functional biology, biotechnology and phytochemistry, complemented with skills in the areas of entrepreneurship, in order to enable them to carry out projects of I&D with strong component of innovation, enhancing their connection to the business sector.

Access to higher education


Given the scope of MP3B masters course, there will be a vertical articulation with various courses of 1st cycle (e.g. Biology-Geology, in Biochemistry, and in Environmental Sciences) and 3th cycle (Plant Biology Doctoral Program (a MAP program) or in the Molecular and Environmental Biology Doctoral Program (UM), as well as in other UM national and international doctoral programs), in the areas of Biosciences and Biotechnology.

Careers


This course takes into account the needs of the market, in what concerns the growing need for plant resources in several key sectors (agrofood; industrial). Highly specialized technical training in plant molecular biology and biotechnology will be given, suitable for the creation of new varieties/products/services with added value.

Access


20

Vacancies

12

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho 
https://alunos.uminho.pt/EN/candidates/MastersDegrees/Pages/default.aspx

This information does not replace consultation of Regulation Cycle Studies Conducive to Obtaining a Master Degree from the University of Minho and other documents.

Formal requirements


The application to this level of education could be performed by:
a) holders of an academic degree (first cycle studies), obtained in a national or international higher education institution, in areas of Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bioengineerings, Agronomical Sciences, Agri-Forestry or Agri-Food, Veterinary Sciences, Health Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, or related fields;
b) holders of a scholar, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Sciences (University of Minho) as attesting capacity to complete this course of studies.

Recommended requirements


Not applicable.

Application deadlines


Information on Application Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.ecum.uminho.pt/en/Ensino/Pages/Candidaturas.aspx

Registration deadlines


Information on Registration Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.ecum.uminho.pt/en/Ensino/Pages/Candidaturas.aspx

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Biochemistry and Molecular Physiology BioMP 6
S1 Marketing Principles G 6
S1 Plant Biotechnology BV 6
S1 Plant Genetic Engineering and Bioinformatics BioMP 6
S1 Secondary Metabolism and Bioactive Compounds BV 6
S2 Bioreactors and Separation Processes EB 6
S2 Introduction to Entrepreneurship G 6
S2 Opção I 6
Advances in Plant Molecular Biology BioMP 6
Bionanoparticulas: Desafios e Oportunidades Terapêuticas 6
Biopolymers Based on renewable Resources: From Synthesis to Applications 6
Mammalian and Yeast Cells as Complementary Models to Understand Programmed Cell Death and Autophagy 6
Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants 6
Protein Degradation and Trafficking in Health and Disease 6
S2 Opção II 6
Advances in Plant Molecular Biology BioMP 6
Bionanoparticulas: Desafios e Oportunidades Terapêuticas 6
Biopolymers Based on renewable Resources: From Synthesis to Applications 6
Mammalian and Yeast Cells as Complementary Models to Understand Programmed Cell Death and Autophagy 6
Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants 6
Protein Degradation and Trafficking in Health and Disease 6
S2 Opção III 6
Advances in Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics 6
Bionanosystems for Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Applications 6
Genomics, Metagenomics and Bioinformatics 6
Host-Fungos Interactions an Virulence 6
Mammalian and Yeast Cells as Complementary Models to Understand Programmed Cell Death and Autophagy 6
Metabolic Engineering 6
Molecular Nutrition 6
Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants 6
Protein Degradation and Trafficking in Health and Disease 6
Year 2 60
S1 Thesis BV; BioMP; EB 60

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
18-01-2018
A3ES submited report:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 34/2011
Registry Date:
13-07-2011
Accreditation validity:
17-01-2022