Study Microbial Biotechnology - LM-UGent

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LM-UGent
Laboratory of Microbiology
Faculty of Sciences


Teaching language: English
MASTER 1
Credits

General courses
18

Structure and Function of Biological
Macromolecules
Bio-informatics II
Science Communication
Biostatistics
Biotechnology and Society

6
3
3
3
3

Major Microbial Biotechnology
21

Food Microbiology and safety
Plant-Microbe Interactions
Microbial genomics
Molecular microbial ecology
Host-Virus interactions
Major project
3
3
3
3
3
6

Minors
21

Bio-Informatics, Biochemistry and structural
biology, Biomedical biotechnology, Plant
biotechnology
Minor project
6

MASTER 2


General courses
12

Systems Biology
Biotechnology: Biosafety, GMP and
intellectual property
Bioethics and society
6

3
3

Major Microbial Biotechnology
9

Metabolic Engineering
Bacterial Biotechnology
Fungal Biotechnology
3
3
3

Minors / Elective courses
9

Bio-Informatics, Biochemistry and structural
biology, Biomedical biotechnology, Plant
biotechnology


Master dissertation
30

For more information: http://www.opleidingen.ugent.be/studiegids/2008/EN/FAC
ULTY/WE/MABA/CMBIBI/


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Contact

Programme coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme
e-mail: peter.vandammme@ugent.be

Faculty of Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 GENT
Belgium
http://www.lm.ugent.be/

http://www.dmbr.ugent.be/ext/public/bamabcbt


Registration deadline for EU citizens: September 2009
Registration deadline for non-EU citizens: May 2009
Start of the courses: September 21, 2009






Study Microbial Biotechnology

… at Ghent University

in the Master of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
















Studying Microbial Biotechnology

Microorganisms are the foundation of life. Not only from
the viewpoint of evolution but also because the proper
functioning of each individual and every biological
system is determined by a plethora of microbes living in
and on, and interacting with other life forms. Major
advances in the understanding of the diversity, biology
and mechanisms of interactions of viruses, bacteria and
eukaryotic microorganisms with their hosts or
environment are opening exciting new windows of
opportunities for biotechnological application of this
enormous but vastly unexplored metabolic repertoire.

Understanding how diversity relates to function creates
possibilities for biotechnological applications in medical,
veterinary, food, agricultural and industrial technology.
Microbial biotechnology includes biological control of
diseases, remediation of polluted environments, waste
water treatment, production of antimicrobials, enzymes,
therapeutics, vaccines, vitamins, amino acids, and
fermented foods (such as wine, vinegar, sprits, beer,
cheese and sausages), the development of genetically
modified bacteria and viruses, smart textile, health-
promoting functional foods, and the design of molecular
diagnostic tests to detect and study infectious diseases.







Researchers of the Ghent University and the Flemish
Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) have a long-standing
tradition of studying and exploiting microbial diversity
and functionalities. The sequence of the first genome
ever reported, that of bacteriophage MS2, was
deciphered at Ghent University by Walter Fiers and his
team in the seventies of last century, and Jeff Schell
started his pioneering work on Agrobacterium genetics
in the Laboratory for Microbiology with Jozef De Ley.
After studying Microbial Biotechnology, graduates find a
job in very diverse companies including biotech (e.g.
Innogenetics, Chrisal, Ablynx and Ecodis), food (e.g.
Puratos and Coca Cola), and software (Applied Maths)
companies, or are hired in governmental institutes (e.g.
ILVO).


Education

The study of Microbial Biotechnology covers various
aspects of modern Microbial Biotechnology. Students
will get acquainted with the state of the art of microbial
diversity and evolution and learn how to use this
information to study microbial interactions and
ecosystems in health and disease, and in
biotechnological applications in medical, food and
environmental microbiology.



The Microbial Biotechnology courses are embedded in
the Master program of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
consisting of four modules of 30 credits. The first




module involves general courses in Biotechnology,
module 2 relates to the Major Microbial Biotechnology
and module 3 corresponds to a Master project during 6
months giving the student practical experience in the
lab. Finally, module 4 contains courses linked with a
Minor of choice. Microbial Biotechnology students can
thus additionally choose between a Research Minor of
Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and structural biology,
Biomedical biotechnology, and Plant biotechnology.
Besides the Master project, the education is supported
by two small projects of 6 credits that are linked to the
Major and Minor of choice.

Bachelors in Sciences follow a two year program of 120
credits. Masters in Biology and Bio-engineering can
choose for a reduced program of 45 to 90 credits.

Officially the Master education is in Dutch as specified
on the UGent website, but in practice, because of the
internationalization of the program, courses are taught
in English.