Biotechnology Education Program
- A four-year biotechnology education program, offering a Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology (B.Sc. Biotechnology).
- The education language of the program is English.
- Credit hours system is followed.
Message from the Dean
Genetic research is among the oldest and far reaching fields of research in Biology. Since Darwin and Mendel, the concepts of heredity and evolution quickly took center stage in biological research. From the study of the laws of inheritance and gene function to the characterization of the chemical nature of genes as DNA and RNA, genetic research has gone through enormous strides in the past one hundred years.
In the last fifty years alone advances in molecular genetics brought biology to the center stage of scientific research at large. It is no wonder that biology will be the Hall Mark of the twenty first century, as it defines life and conquers disease.
Biotechnology, as it utilizes some of the most outstanding discoveries in genetic research, has made possible the harnessing of biological diversity to service mankind. Whether it is in understanding of the molecular basis of immunology and human diseases, or delving into the study of the human brain and human behavior, or understanding the molecular basis of cancer and solving the problems of human cell growth, biotechnology has provided valuable tools that made what was impossible become a matter of standard investigation.
As such, the field of biotechnology has emerged as a major contributor to the advancement of agriculture, medicine, and environmental sciences. Recent developments in biotechnology, particularly molecular biology, promise major improvements in agricultural productivity, breakthroughs in human health care, and new solutions to environmental problems.
To the student of Biotechnology, understanding the basic laboratory techniques for DNA manipulation and controlled genetic modification of living cells, screening and selection of desired genetically modified clones, had opened our mind to the far reaches of genetic research and genetic modification. As the student becomes aware of the technology, his or her imagination sets the limits to what they can dream of and achieve in the service of mankind.
Applications of biotechnology focus on specific applications of recombinant DNA technology for the production of genetically modified organisms. Whether it is in the production of biopharmaceuticals such as Insulin, TPA and Interferon, among others, or the production of genetically modified, more nutritious and disease resistant plants and crops, to the genetic modification of cattle and sheep and ultimately for its use in gene therapy.
The goals of the Faculty of Biotechnology are far and wide, but above all are aimed at introducing the student to the latest concepts and technologies used in the production of genetically modified organisms and genetic analysis approaches. The student shall also be part of discussions in ongoing debate on the benefits and concerns, ethical and otherwise, facing the increasing applications of biotechnology.
The College of Biotechnology aims to prepare and train its graduates for the scientific life and develop their skills in the applications of biotechnology in Medicine, Pharmacy, Environment and Agriculture. This is done through advanced educational programs and distinctive scientific and practical activities in education, research, community serving and environmental development.
At the college of biotechnology, MISR University for Science and Technology, we seek to be one of the leading institutions in education on local, regional, and international levels. We also seek to be on top of making research studies to serve the community.
Biotechnology is the science of the 21st Century to meet the global challenges in the fields of human healthcare, food security, industrial development and environmental conservation.
Biotechnology is the application of Genetic engineering in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture and environment. Biotechnology is considered a multidisciplinary science that includes the following applications:
Career opportunities not only exist nationally, but also internationally. The core competency of the graduates of the college of Biotechnology at MUST is to enable them to work in national and international fields of medical, pharmaceutical, industrial, agricultural, and environmental biotechnology.
Biotechnologists are prepared to work in:
- Companies of biotechnology.
- Biopharmaceutical industry.
- Tissue culture centers and companies.
- Hospitals and Diagnostic Laboratories.
- Industrial, academic, and research institutions.
- Forensic medicine and criminology services.
- Biomedical and diagnostic laboratories.
- In-vitro fertilization (IVF) centers.
- Stem cell research centers.
- Universities and Research Centers.