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Medical Biotechnologies

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaLife
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Master's degree programme in Medical Biotechnologies is highly job-oriented and provides the opportunity to learn and apply the most modern technologies of biomedical research aimed at protecting human health. A considerable part of the training is carried out in culturally state-of-the-art research laboratories equipped with technologically advanced scientific instruments in highly relevant national and international fields of application. This approach, together with a constant and systematic updating of the contents of the courses, makes it possible to train graduates with a modern profile that meets the demands of the job market.

Programme contents

The degree programme has a six-month teaching schedule, 12 compulsory examinations and an internship period ending with the final degree thesis. The first three semesters are spent in formal teaching and the last one in internships in qualified research laboratories, where students acquire specific cultural and practical skills. In the first two semesters, students will explore the main cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of human health and disease and the related study techniques. In the third semester, students will approach the theoretical, practical and legal aspects of the experimental and clinical use of stem cells and the most recent developments in precision medicine. In addition, special emphasis will be placed on gene transfer techniques, tissue reconstruction and the new borders of personalised medicine.

Job opportunities

The degree programme trains high-profile graduates with specific professional skills. Graduates in Medical Biotechnologies at Unimore become experts in the use of molecular and cellular biology methods in the fields of development and use of experimental models (cell cultures, transgenic animals), of personalised medicine and of regenerative medicine, with job opportunities in public or private healthcare facilities and in biotechnology companies. Under current regulations, graduates in Medical Biotechnologies can take the State Examination for the profession of Senior Biologist (Presidential Decree no. 328 of 5/06/01).

More information

Course Director:
prof. Marcello Pinti
tel. 059 205 5386
Tutoring delegate:
dott.ssa Susanna Molinari
tel. 059 205 5403

The course is managed by the Department of Life Sciences