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Master's Degree in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology Vera (València) Campus, Universitat Politècnica de València

Master's Degree in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology

90 credits

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(2024/2025)

Introduction

Plants are an invaluable source of products and have uses of very diverse interest, including agrifood, pharmacological, ornamental, ecological and environmental uses, with traditional applications such as reforestation or innovative ones such as the use of plants for the clean-up and regeneration of contaminated soils.

In recent years, plant biotechnology applications in industry have experienced a golden age, and have moved in a very short time from traditional applications in the textile and dye industry to new horizons in the biofuels, plastics and vaccine industries. Exploiting production capacities to the maximum, designing and developing new capacities and increasing the added value of existing crops, all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, is an exciting challenge for biotechnology today.

Against this background, both industry and scientific research require further training in the latest techniques in biotechnology, both from the point of view of cellular and molecular biology and plant genetic engineering. To this end, this master's degree, part of the postgraduate programme in Biotechnology at the UPV and taught at the facilities of the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, a joint centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), provides a syllabus whereby students will gain in-depth knowledge of the techniques and cutting-edge applications in the field of plant biotechnology.

The master's degree course is taught by professors from the Universitat Politècnica de València, with the collaboration of renowned CSIC researchers. It also has contributions from personnel belonging to leading companies in the field of biotechnology, in order to be able to offer the graduate a business perspective, together with that of basic and applied research.

Objectives

This master's degree aims to train specialists capable of applying the most advanced knowledge and techniques to problem solving, as well as generating and developing new perspectives and ideas on the biotechnological use of plants and other biological systems, both in an academic and business environment.

Aimed at

Students coming from bachelor's degrees or engineering degrees in the branch of experimental sciences whose syllabus provides basic knowledge of Molecular and Cellular Biology and, preferably, which contain subjects related to Plant Biology.

Admission criteria

Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following aspects:

  • academic record
  • professional experience
  • profile match
  • teaching and research accomplishments

Organisation

Joint Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (Universitat Politècnica de València - Spanish National Scientific Research Council)

Participants

Joint Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (UPV-CSIC)

Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research (IVIA)


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