Molecular Biotechnology

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  • University Requirements:                 20 Cr.Hrs.
  • General Field Requirements:           57 Cr.Hrs.
  • General Specialty Requirements:     55 Cr. Hrs.

              Total:                                 132 Cr.Hrs.

Nowadays, pathogens play an essential role in people’s lives all over the globe. After the discovery of COVID 19, the world’s population is facing unexpected troubles in their routine lives, access to healthcare, countries lock down, social and economic problems and much more. Global population is facing more disasters and no one can predict or assure how it is going to be in the near future.

It is the era of Biotechnology to save human lives. Biotechnology approaches contribute to all information gained about COVID-19 pandemic starting from discovery, detection, disease progression, treatment and finally vaccine development. Without biotechnology, scientists and researchers will not be able to develop vaccine, introduce new treatments for different diseases and save people’s lives.

Biotechnology is essential in our daily life not only in disease prevention, detection, treatment and vaccination but also in food industry, architecture, environment protection, cosmetics, sports, textile industry, kinesiology, physical therapy, medicinal plants, agriculture and all fields you can imagine. If you are passionate about understanding the mechanism of life and improving its quality, you can achieve this by studying Molecular Biotechnology.

Biotechnology involves the manipulation of living organisms to create useful products. While your role may vary in different environments, your sound understanding of genetics, biochemistry and microbiology will provide you with a very sound base to develop your future. Molecular biotechnology program underpins modern life sciences and looks at how macro-molecules like proteins and nucleic acids can help solve biological problems.

This allows you to test biochemical theories on a small, controlled scale before adapting them into real-world solutions. Molecular biotechnology has applications in plant and animal agriculture, aquaculture, chemical and textile manufacturing, forestry, and food processing. Today and in the coming decades, every aspect of our lives will be affected by this dynamic field.

Graduates of this program will possess the following specifications:

  • Understand molecular cell biology and abnormalities in cell functions that may cause disease.
  • Identify genome, transcriptome proteome, and metabolome of normal and abnormal cells.
  • Analyze molecular diversity, structure and composition to characterize biological systems, their functioning and interaction: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics.
  • Apply modern investigation methods to work according to principles of good laboratory practice and  rules of bioethics.
  •  Collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions.
  • Create research strategy and alternative approaches to study mechanism of different diseases.
  • Define the role of different immune cells in disease pathogenesis.
  • Clinical Researchers in Hospitals.
  • Specialists and experts in the field of vitro fertilization (IVF).
  • Assistant Biologists in Food Inspection Agencies.
  • Teachers in high schools and Universities.
  • Quality Control managers in Biopharmaceutical Industry.
  • Marketing specialists in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies companies.