Advanced Biotechnology

Course coordinator: Prof. Ornella Pastoris, E-mail: ornella.pastoris@unipv.it

The Master in Advanced Biotechnology is part of the LM plus programme at UNIPV
Unlike other Master Programs, in the LM Plus Advanced Biotechnology the students – on a voluntary basis and following a selection procedure – will be enrolled for 5 semesters, instead of the standard 4, 2 of which spent as a learning experience in a firm or organization, with a dedicated financial support. More info on the “LM Plus” Master Programme.

Unlike other Master Programs, in the LM Plus Advanced Biotechnology the students – on a voluntary basis and following a selection procedure – will be enrolled for 5 semesters, instead of the standard 4, 2 of which spent as a learning experience in a firm or organization, with a dedicated financial support. More info the the “LM Plus” Master Programme.

Master in Advanced Biotechnology - The Programme
The Master in Advanced Biotechnology (Laurea Magistralis) aims to prepare specialists possessing advanced expertise, both scientific and professional, with a marked interdisciplinary connotation in the different areas of the advanced biotechnology. The graduated will be professionalists endowed with a good education in Chemistry and Biology and with an elevated attitude towards and control of the techniques aimed at the study, purification and manipulation of the biological macromolecules (mainly protein and nucleic acid) and a deep knowledge of their structure, properties and function as well as of of their potential application in various sectors of basic research and industrial activities. In addition, they will be able to hold important roles in research and development of biotechnological processes and in the management of industrial biotechnological systems.
The formation in Advanced Biotechnology will allow to carry out activities of :
– research and development in productive areas requiring the use and modification via genetic engineering of cells and enzymatic systems, as well as the recognition and characterization of biomolecules.
– basic and pre-applicative research in pubblic or private structures aiming at developement of genetic engineering methods for producing and exploiting proteins and enzymes and detecting and identifying molecular targets on the base of genomic and metagenomic informations and successive developments (postgenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, system biology ecc.) and of specific molecules able to interact/interfere with such targets.
– applied research in the field of genetic improvement of plants and of the organisms and microrganisms interacting with them by means of cellular and molecular methods. A wide range of companies some of which (for instance those dealing with phyto-nutra/farmaceuticals or biofuels) is very interested in such research.
– basic and applied research concerning : the control, monitoring and restriction of insects parasites or vectors of pathogens, of both agronomic and sanitary interest; the assisted reproduction in sanitary and zootechnic areas; the development of processes, syntheses and productions concerning molecules with low environmental impact by means of biotechnological methods.
– basic or applied research in pubblic or private laboratories devoted to control and protection of typicalness of italian agro-industrial and alimentary products.
– management of productive structures and services performing biological and environmental analyses connected with industrial biotechnologies.
– professional performances in analysis and quality-control laboratories working in areas connected with bio-molecular and toxicological disciplinesThe formation pathway foresees the acquisition of 54 characterizing credits + 12 credits in affine sectors. Through the choice of other specialised courses, the students will have the possibility to direct themselves more towards the basic and pre-applicative research, or towards an even more applicative approach, closer to the requirements of the companies working in agro-industrial and alimentary field.
A broad and intense work aimed at preparing the final thesis will complete the formation path.

 COURSES (SUBJECTS) 2021-2022 – Teaching Language Italian  – Complete Syllabus of the Biotechnology course units (the document is in italian and in english)  link

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CODECOURSE (SUBJECT) CFUCURRICULUMYEARSEMPROFESSOR 
503166METAL PROTEIN CHEMISTRY↗️6Common11Nicolis S.
Dell'Acqua S.
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508747GENOMICS AND DNA PROFILING↗️6Common11Olivieri A.
Achilli A.
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504294APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY↗️6Common11De Rossi E.↗️
502277INDUSTRIAL BIOCHEMISTRY↗️6Common12Guidetti G.
Nolli M.L.
↗️
↗️
503170STRUCTURAL BIOINFORMATICS↗️6Common12Carugo O.↗️
500581CHEMISTRY OF ORGANIC AND NATURAL SUBSTANCES↗️6Common12Porta A.↗️
503206REPRODUCTION BIOTECHNOLOGIES↗️6Optional course 1st year11Merico V.↗️
501647TOXICOLOGY AND SAFETY OF BIOTECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS↗️6Optional course 1st year12Dossena M.
Verri M.
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504255INSECTS' BIOTECHNOLOGIES↗️6Optional course 1st year11Malacrida A.↗️
503177PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGIES↗️6Optional course 1st year12Macovei A.↗️
503210BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS↗️6Optional course 1st year12Bini M.↗️
509040FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGIES↗️6Optional course 1st year12Papetti A.
Braglia L.
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506610METHODS FOR PROTEIN ENGINEERING↗️6Optional course 1st year12Binda C.↗️
503176INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES↗️6Common21Selva E.
Ubiali D.
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↗️
503205GENETIC AND MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES↗️6Common21Ferrari E.
Barbieri G.
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507364POLYMERS FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY↗️6Optional course 2nd year21Pasini D.↗️
506611KINETICS AND SPECTROSCOPY FOR BIOTECHNOLOGIES↗️6Optional course 2nd year21Grancini G.
Capsoni D.
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508087LABORATORY STAGE 16Student's free choice21/2
508109LABORATORY STAGE 212Student's free choice21/2
508282MOLECULAR METHODS IN FORENSIC GENETICS↗️6Student's free choice21Previderé C.↗️
504551LABORATORY OF ADVANCED BIOINFORMATICS6Student's free choice21/2
502262LABORATORY OF GENETICS6Student's free choice21/2
503220LABORATORY OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY6Student's free choice21/2
504250LABORATORY OF GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY6Student's free choice21/2
503227LABORATORY OF PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY6Student's free choice21/2
502721LABORATORY OF BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY6Student's free choice21/2
504249LABORATORY OF POLYMERS CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY6Student's free choice21/2
502259LABORATORY OF BIOCHEMISTRY6Student's free choice21/2
502260LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY6Student's free choice21/2
504251LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY METHODS6Student's free choice21/2
503222LABORATORY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY6Student's free choice21/2
503223LABORATORY OF ANALITICAL CHEMISTRY6Student's free choice21/2
504242LABORATORY OF BIOMATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION6Student's free choice21/2
507366LABORATORY OF PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY6Student's free choice21/2
508304LABORATORY OF INSECTS' GENOMICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY6Student's free choice21/2
508048LABORATORY OF ADVANCED BIOINFORMATICS12Student's free choice21/2
509049LABORATORY OF GENETICS12Student's free choice21/2
509050LABORATORY OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY12Student's free choice21/2
509051LABORATORY OF GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY12Student's free choice21/2
509052LABORATORY OF PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY12Student's free choice21/2
509053LABORATORY OF BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY12Student's free choice21/2
509054LABORATORY OF POLYMERS CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY12Student's free choice21/2
502259LABORATORY OF BIOCHEMISTRY12Student's free choice21/2
509056LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY12Student's free choice21/2
509057LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY METHODS12Student's free choice21/2
509058LABORATORY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY12Student's free choice21/2
509059LABORATORY OF ANALITICAL CHEMISTRY12Student's free choice21/2
509060LABORATORY OF BIOMATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION12Student's free choice21/2
509063LABORATORY OF PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY12Student's free choice21/2
509064LABORATORY OF INSECTS' GENOMICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY12Student's free choice21/2

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