Second cycle degree in

Biotechnologies for food science

Class: LM-9 - Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Medical biotechnologies

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Class LM-9 - Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Medical biotechnologies
Duration 2 years
Branch Legnaro
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator MAURO DACASTO
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of comparative biomedicine and food science, School of agricultural sciences and veterinary medicine

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2021/22:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2020-2 February 2021
  • 2nd Call: 2 March-2 June 2021 (non-EU)/2 September (EU)  - APPLY NOW



Curricula
BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE; BIOTECNOLOGIE PER L'ALIMENTAZIONE

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Characteristics and objectives
The MSc course provides advanced learning and develops professional skills for planning and coordinating complex activities in the biotechnology sector. More specifically, upon course completion the student will be able to implement innovative technologies applied to food production and control of food quality and safety. The course is articulated in two separate curricula, the first one (Biotecnologie per l'alimentazione) is taught in Italian, the second one (Biotechnologies for food science) is entirely in English.In the first 18 months (three semesters), students will acquire highly specialized knowledge through lectures and a substantial share of practical lab experience. Such a knowledge will span from biotechnological methods to analysis of agro-food production chain. The last semester is entirely dedicated to experimental activity (lab internship) for the final exam. Lab internship may be carried out at universities, public and private institutions, and private companies that have signed an agreement with the University of Padova, as well as at laboratories abroad that have collaboration or exchange agreements and offer opportunities for research on themes coherent with the MSc course learning goals.

Occupational opportunities
After successful completion of the MSc course in Biotechnologies for Food Science, our students will have a high professional profile enabling them to occupy positions of responsibility in R&D departments for companies in the biotechnology sector as well as those ones involved in primary production, food processing, food storage, and large retail chains. Additional job opportunities might be found in public and private institutions that are active in food analysis, control, and certification, protection and valorization of typical food products, in higher education institutions, or as self-employed consultants.

Curricula
BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE; BIOTECNOLOGIE PER L'ALIMENTAZIONE

  Teaching list

1st Year BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR CROP PRODUCTION FOOD MICROBIOLOGY AND FOOD MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND CONTROL OF FOOD CHAINS GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF AGRI-FOOD PRODUCTS GENETIC TRACEABILITY OF FOODSTUFF DERIVING FROM PLANTS AND ANIMALS APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS GENOMICS AND BIONFORMATICS CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION OF LABORATORY AND LEGISLATION FOR FOOD INDUSTRY EDUCATIONAL INTERNSHIP PRACTICAL TRAINING FURTHER LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE ADVANCED LANGUAGE COMPETENCES LABORATORY OF ADVANCED DNA, RNA AND PROTEIN ANALYSIS LABORATORY OF BIOTECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO FOOD SAFETY PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY MOLECULAR BASIS OF DISEASE, IMMUNOLOGY, AND TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES APPLIED GENOMICS FOR ANIMAL AND CROP IMPROVEMENT EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO FOOD-BORNE ZOONOSES APPLIED FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY TRACEABILITY TOOLS FOR SPECIES AUTHENTICATION EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RISK ANALYSIS FINAL EXAM FINAL DISSERTATION 2nd Year BIOTECHNOLOGY IN PLANT PROTECTION ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE AGRIFOOD SECTOR (NANOTECHNOLOGIES, PROTEOMICS, METABOLOMICS) GASTROENTEROLOGICAL AND NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS AND RELATED ANIMAL MODELS PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF FOOD ANIMALS TOXICOGENOMICS AND TOXICOLOGIC PATHOLOGY FOOD TOXICOLOGY AND FOOD REGULATION