First cycle degree in

Molecular biology

Class: L-13 - Biology

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Class L-13 - Biology
Duration 3 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator FRANCESCO ARGENTON
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Understanding biological processes and the role of genes, allows us to decipher the functioning of complex systems and understand why we are different, why we age, what are the molecular bases of the diseases that affect us. A course increasingly responding to the need to diagnose diseases and plan new therapeutic strategies and addresses the genetic-molecular, cellular and functional aspects underlying the organization of living beings, with an integrated vision of the biological processes, at cellular and organism level. You may continue your studies or directly access the job market, to perform analyses and manage problems related to production and technological activities in laboratories of pharmaceutical, agro-food and biotechnology industries, in research laboratories and in bioinformatics services.

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Characteristics and objectives
The degree in Molecular Biology is focused on understanding the molecular and biochemical aspects at the base of biological processes. The first year of the course includes all the basic teaching useful for a general introduction and comprehension of the biological world. The following two years cover functional, cellular and molecular aspects at the base of the organization of life. Although it is characterized by a strong molecular content, the degree in Molecular Biology maintains an integrated vision of the biological world at both the level of the cell and the organism.

Occupational opportunities
The degree in Molecular Biology constitutes the cultural foundation to continue the studies for a compatible master degree. Alternatively, the graduate could directly find employment dealing with analyses and management problems related to production and technological activities in laboratories in the public and private sectors, in particular in laboratories of the pharmaceutical sector, in the food and agro-industrial sector and in biotechnologies. Moreover, he/she will be able to operate in research laboratories and in bioinformatic services. The graduate, after taking the national exam, can also enroll in the Italian national register for the profession of Biologist ('Albo dei Biologi'), section B, with the title of Junior Biologist, to perform the associated activities.

From Bachelor's degree to Master's degree
The degree will open the accession to the master degrees in Molecular Biology and Health Biology, with the procedures that will be indicated in the respective calls for applications.