How can we develop methods for identification of microorganisms in the human body? What are the roles of proteins in infected tissue? And how can we manufacture therapeutic substances by means of proteins and microorganisms?
Through theory, experimental work in the laboratories, and problem based group work the Medical Biotechnology programme will allow you to help find the answers to these questions.
The Masters programme allows you to work with people, medicine, and biotechnology, and you get the chance to immerse in subjects like medical microbiology, molecular methods in modern medicine, and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products.
Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranks as number 79 in the world.
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Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called The Aalborg Model for problem based learning. The method is highly recognised internationally, and UNESCO has placed its only professorial chair in PBL at Aalborg University.
The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner.
As graduate from the Masters programme in Medical Biotechnology you will have a wide range of job opportunities. You can form your own profile depending on which subjects you choose to specialise in. There are many possibilities, and you can choose to combine the subjects in your own unique way across professional boundaries.
To mention a few examples of possible career paths, you can become researcher at a hospital or biopharmaceutical company, consultant in molecular biology and methodologies, or you can continue your research career as a PhD student.
During the first two semesters you focus on molecular biology and protein chemistry.
The last two semesters you spend working on your Masters thesis, within fields like e.g. diagnosis, proteins in humans, or gene technology.
You can specialise yourself in one or more of the following subjects:
Medical microbiology concerns the identification of pathogenic microorganisms in the human body and the understanding of their role in connection with infections and diseases. Furthermore, you will work with developing methods for reducing the damaging effects of some microorganisms.
You can work with issues such as:
Molecular methods in modern medicine concerns the understanding of how genes and proteins function and can be regulated, their health related effects, and diagnosing.
You can explore subjects such as:
By specialising in manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products you will work with the production of pathogenic versions of specific proteins in order to examine their changed functions in the laboratory. Moreover, you will work on producing therapeutic materials by use of enzymes and microorganisms.
You can examine questions like:
Molecular Biology in Medical Biotechnology (15 ECTS)
Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics (5 ECTS)
Cell Biology, Immunology and Genetics (5 ECTS)
Microbial Biotechnology (5 ECTS)
Medical Protein Science (15 ECTS)
Protein Chemistry (5 ECTS)
Protein Structure (5 ECTS)
Carbohydrate Chemistry (5 ECTS)
Individual semester or external studies (30 ECTS)
Master's thesis (30 ECTS)