Welcome and orientation
The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences offer a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB). CMB is a two year (S1-S4) postgraduate degree (Biology class) entirely taught in English, and designed for BA graduates who are seeking an in-depth knowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the ability to exploit this knowledge in advanced areas of Applied Biology Sciences, such as Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Neurosciences.
CMB consists in a common part and specific paths; Biomedical, Biomolecular and Neurobiological.
In the common part (first and second semester), students will acquire a state-of-the-art knowledge of advanced Biomolecular and Cellular Biology disciplines. Specific courses are: Advanced Cellular Biology and Biotechnology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Cell Physiology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Pharmacology.
Then the specific Biomolecular, Biomedical and Neurobiological curricular educational activities (starting in the third semester) will enable students to deepen their knowledge and skills respectively in the fields of:
- Protein structure, proteomics, biophysics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics and systems biology.
- Human anatomy, immunopathology and oncology, medical and cancer genetics with particular respect to cellular and molecular mechanisms of diseases.
- Human and comparative neuromorphology, cellular neurobiology, molecular and developmental neurobiology.
Students will also acquire a state-of-the-art knowledge in advanced experimental methodologies provided both by theoretical and practical courses and by preparation of the experimental thesis work (in the fourth semester to achieve 39 credits) that will produce a Dissertation, as an essential achievement of the CMB programme. Together these activities will provide a good grasp of the scientific method of investigation, sufficient to allow to work independently, and to participate in the design and execution of experiments, as well as in the interpretation and presentation of data.
The Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology is part of the NENS (Network of European Neuroscience Schools). For detailed information on current opportunities NENS offers to its school programmes and enrolled students, please visit NENS and FENS flyer on higher education and training opportunities