Second cycle degree in

Biotechnologies for food science (2020/2021)

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

Class LM-9 - Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Medical biotechnologies
Duration 2 years
Branch Legnaro
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study MAURO DACASTO
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of comparative biomedicine and food science, Scuola di agraria e medicina veterinaria

Next Call for applications (international students):

  • 7th April-7th June: non-EU applicants residing outside Italy
  • 7th April-7th July: EU applicants or equivalent



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

I Anno BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR CROP PRODUCTION [ BENEDETTO RUPERTI ] FOOD MICROBIOLOGY AND FOOD MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY [ MARINA BASAGLIA ] FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND CONTROL OF FOOD CHAINS [ BARBARA CARDAZZO ] GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF AGRI-FOOD PRODUCTS [ MARIA ELENA MARTINO ] GENETIC TRACEABILITY OF FOODSTUFF DERIVING FROM PLANTS AND ANIMALS [ ALESSANDRO VANNOZZI ] GENOMICS AND BIONFORMATICS [ GIANNI BARCACCIA ] APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS [ CRISTIAN TACCIOLI ] CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION OF LABORATORY AND LEGISLATION FOR FOOD INDUSTRY [ LEONARDO ALBERGHINI ] EDUCATIONAL INTERNSHIP [ MAURO DACASTO ] PRACTICAL TRAINING [ MAURO DACASTO ] FURTHER LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE [ MAURO DACASTO ] ADVANCED LANGUAGE COMPETENCES [ MAURO DACASTO ] LABORATORY OF ADVANCED DNA, RNA AND PROTEIN ANALYSIS [ MARIA ELENA MARTINO ] LABORATORY OF BIOTECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO FOOD SAFETY [ BARBARA CARDAZZO ] MOLECULAR BASIS OF DISEASE, IMMUNOLOGY, AND TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES [ DENIS DOMINIQUE MARTINVALET ] APPLIED GENOMICS FOR ANIMAL AND CROP IMPROVEMENT [ GIANNI BARCACCIA ] PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY [ BENEDETTO RUPERTI ] EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO FOOD-BORNE ZOONOSES [ ALESSANDRA PICCIRILLO ] APPLIED FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY [ MARINA BASAGLIA ] TRACEABILITY TOOLS FOR SPECIES AUTHENTICATION EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RISK ANALYSIS [ GIOVANNI FRANZO ] FINAL EXAM FINAL DISSERTATION II Anno BIOTECHNOLOGY IN PLANT PROTECTION ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE AGRIFOOD SECTOR (NANOTECHNOLOGIES, PROTEOMICS, METABOLOMICS) BIOTECHNOLOGY IN PLANT PROTECTION GASTROENTEROLOGICAL AND NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS AND RELATED ANIMAL MODELS PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF FOOD ANIMALS TOXICOGENOMICS AND TOXICOLOGIC PATHOLOGY FOOD TOXICOLOGY AND FOOD REGULATION

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with proven skills in Biology, Biotechnology for the production of goods and services, ethical regulations and issues
  • English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent