Outline of the Programme

Outline of the Programme

The Master’s will cover the following topics: fundamental aspects of RNA functions in cellular metabolism; RNA molecules as targets and therapeutic tools; strategies for recombinant DNA cloning and RNA and recombinant protein production; transcriptome analysis by high-throughput technologies and bioinformatics; RNA structure analysis and studies of RNA modification and RNA-protein interactions; methods for studying and engineering enzymes; biotechnology and the impact of enzyme on the health sciences.

Teaching modules

COMMON COURSES and optional teaching depending on the specialty chosen by the student (e.g. RNA Sciences or ENZYMES Sciences)

Options RNA and ENZYMES are almost exclusive due to rather tight schedule during the autumn semester. Please contact us if you envisage to take cources from BOTH options. Please take into account that a total of EXACTLY 60 ECTS for the year is required to get a Diploma.

 

MODULE

Teaching volume

Credits (ECTS)

COMMON

UE9.620 Transcriptomics, proteomics, bioinformatics

30 h

3 ECTS

COMMON

UE 9.621 Advanced genetic engineering

30 h

3 ECTS

COMMON

UE 9.622 Research & development project

30 h

3 ECTS

COMMON

UE 9.623 Scientific communication and management

30 h

3 ECTS

COMMON

UE 10.000 Lab training period (preparing of Master’s thesis)

Lab training
6 month

30 ECTS

Option RNA Sciences

UE 9.630 Fundamental RNA science

Unit A – Diversity, structure, genomics, biosynthesis, processing, cell trafficking (60 h)

Unit B – Function of RNAs in normal biological process and pathologies (30 h)

90 h

9 ECTS

Option RNA Sciences

UE 9.632 Methods for studying RNAs and RNA-protein complexes

30 h

3 ECTS

Option RNA Sciences

UE 9.634 RNA engineering. RNA as target and therapeutic tool

(including 30h of practical courses)

60 h

6 ECTS

Option Enzymes Sciences

UE 9.631 Molecular enzymology

Unit A – Fundamental enzymes (30 h)

Unit B – Enzymes engineering and impact on health sciences (30 h)

60 h

6 ECTS

Option Enzymes Sciences

UE 9.635 Methods

Unit A – Methods for studying enzymes (30 h)

Unit B – Structural biology (30 h)

60 h

6 ECTS

Option Enzymes Sciences

UE 9.633 Molecular bioengineering

Unit A – Therapeutic applications and biotechnology (30 h)

Unit B – Bioengineering and metabolism-associated pathologies (30 h)

60 h

6 ECTS