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Degree course in BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR INDUSTRIES AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (Codice 2012)
Curriculum\Profile description: BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR INDUSTRY AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2019/2020
School:
  • SCHOOL OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Class:
  • Industrial biotechnologies (LM-8)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
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The course specifically aims at educating professional experts in applied research based on the use of biotechnologies. Students are prepared to their future employment in laboratories using genetic manipulation techniques, in biomedical laboratories for molecular diagnostics, in laboratories for food production and control, in laboratories for proteins, drugs and vaccines. To prepare students for their future professional research and technological development activities, the first year provides advanced knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and microbiology, as well as advanced knowledge of biological systems, including microorganisms as well as animal organisms. Biological knowledge includes the use of traditional analytical methods as well as of modern technologies, such as genomics, proteomics, nanotechnologies and bioinformatics, which will be integrated by adequate chemical knowledge and by the knowledge of issues related to the use of chemical, biotechnological and industrial plants. experimental dissertation
Professional opportunities
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Profile: Biotechnologist for industry and scientific research Functions: Biotechnologists for industry and scientific research have advanced knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, functional genomics, microbiology and of the biological systems, enabling them: 1) To carry out basic and applied research activities in the fields of genetic, protein and metabolic engineering, through recombining DNA techniques for the production and development of biotechnological molecules; 2) To carry out research activity in the field of genetic manipulation and of the control and monitoring of the presence of natural and genetically modified organisms, through molecular genetic techniques; 3) To work in research and development laboratories supervising, validating and optimizing of biotechnological production processes, being able to supervise the correct performance of production and analytical procedures and of quality control in industrial production chains; 4) To select adequate technologies and equipment for the structural and functional analysis of biological macromolecules; to use the main biological data bases to retrieve the necessary information for process development; to apply bioinformatics methods for accessing, organising and analysing data in genomic, proteomic and metabolomics databases. 5) To genotype, isolate and select microorganisms to be used in small and large scale bio-reactors; to perform biological analyses in foodstuff and waters; 6) To design and coordinate activities for the promotion and development of scientific and technological innovation in fields related to biotechnological subjects; to coordinate research projects in the field of molecular and industrial biotechnologies. Skills: Biotechnologists for industry and scientific research are able to use biological systems and genetic engineering techniques for applications in various production sectors, namely in the biomedical, pharmaceutical chemical, industrial and environmental sectors. They are able to use genetic manipulation techniques, traditional analytical tools and modern technologies (eg. genomics and proteomics), enabling them to work in biomedical molecular diagnostics laboratories as well as in laboratories for the research and development of engineered proteins and of drugs. Thanks to the acquired competences, 2nd cycle graduates in “Biotechnologies for industry and scientific research” are high level professionals in work environments where the activities of research and technological transfer, both at laboratory and industrial level, are the basis for the production of goods and services. Professional opportunities: Graduaes in “Biotechnologies of industry and scientific research may work in: - National and international Universities and research centres, where they may also continue their education in graduate schools, 2nd level University master courses and PhD courses; - Companies in the biotechnological, biomedical, agro-food, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors; - Diagnostic or applied research centres; - Analysis laboratories; - Regional agencies for environmental protection: - Freelance profession (after registration in the National Board and/or association of Biotechnologists; - Agencies, institutions or companies for scientific dissemination and specialised press; - Quality certification companies and institutions.
Final examination features
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It consists of the presentation of an original dissertation prepared by the candidate under the guidance of a supervising professor; the dissertation should report the results of the research activity carried out during the internship at a university laboratory, or at an external laboratory with which the University has signed a specific agreement. The content of the dissertation will be presented to an examining Board. For the presentation, candidates should also use audio-visuals. During and/or at the end of the presentation, the members of the Board may ask questions to the candidate in order to better assess the level of acquired competence. The final mark will be determined by the Board on the basis of the final examination, also taking into account the marks obtained in individual examinations. The appointment of the examining Board and the final mark are regulated by specific Regulations.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01883 - APPLIED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY course specifications LOMBARDO (RU) 6.0 1 V C CHIM/02
08308 - FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS course specifications FEO (PO) 6.0 1 V B BIO/18
15295 - MICROORGANISMS BIOTECHNOLOGIES course specifications PUGLIA (PQ) 6.0 1 V B BIO/19
15561 - BIOLOGY OF DIFFERENTIATION course specifications CANCEMI (RU) 9.0 1 V
EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT CORONA (PA) 3.0 C BIO/18
BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION AND DIFFERENTIATION CANCEMI (RU) 6.0 C BIO/06
15562 - ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY course specifications CAVALIERI (PA) 6.0 1 V B BIO/11
01548 - APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY course specifications GHERSI (PA) 6.0 2 V B BIO/10
02101 - COMPLEMENTS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY course specifications D'ANNA (PA) 6.0 2 V B CHIM/06
08299 - PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMICAL EQUIPMENT course specifications BRUCATO (PO) 6.0 2 V B ING-IND/25
19751 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS METHODOLOGY course specifications VETRI (PA) 6.0 2 V B FIS/01
19752 - SYSTEMIC BIOLOGY course specifications ROMANO (PA) 6.0 2 V B BIO/13


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
08300 - BIOCHEMICAL PLANTS course specifications CAPUTO (PA) 6.0 1 V B ING-IND/25
13351 - COMPETENCES RELATED TO THE LABOUR MARKET 1.0 1 G F
20691 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS - EQUIVALENT TO LEVEL B2 course specifications 3.0 1 G F
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 38.0 2 G E
Free subjects (suggested) 9.0 D


Elective activities

Free subjects (suggested) credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
20705 - CELL BIOLOGY OF VIRUS INFECTIONS course specifications 3.0 1 V D BIO/19
16785 - SPECIAL METHODS IN ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY USED IN DIAGNOSTICS AND DRUG DISCOVERY course specifications 3.0 2 V D BIO/10


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Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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