Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
New specialisation as of September 2017. Students starting per February 2017 should enroll still in the current specialisations and will follow the full two year program as presented on this website and in the e prospectus.
The master specialisation Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology integrates genetics, molecular biology, genomics and biotechnology into an attractive program for students, with excellent career perspectives. Through courses and research internships, students are trained by experts in the areas of molecular biology, microbiology, plant genetics, cellular imaging, animal disease models, and various –omics technologies and the corresponding bioinformatics. Particular attention is paid to the application of these techniques to biotechnology, i.e. how studies on model organisms can be translated to improve crops or human health.
Reasons to Choose Biology in Leiden
- Central location at the Leiden Bioscience Park, easy to reach by bus or train.
- Unique combination of knowledge and expertise through close collaboration between four renowned research institutes, being: the Institute of Biology Leiden, the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NBC, Leiden), the Institute for Environmental Sciences (CML, Leiden), and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO, Wageningen)
- Attractive set-up of the programme, starting with a fixed theoretical part, but with ample opportunity to assemble your own study path.
- Possibility to combine training in biological research with training in communication, education or science-based business.
- Many possibilities for interesting research projects (also abroad) and elective courses (see the e-Prospectus), by the embedding in the Faculty of Science and the connections with the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and with bioscience-based companies that are also located at the Leiden Bioscience Park.
- International and interdisciplinary research environment.
- Access to state of the art facilities, among which a lab for high throughput genotyping, the Nanopore Sequencing Lab, the Metabolomics Facility, the Cell Observatory, and the Netherlands Centre of Electron Nanoscopy (NECEN).
For more information on the programme, see the e-Prospectus.