BIOL501: Molecular Biology and Genetics
This course covers eukaryotic gene expression and regulation in detail, as well as eukaryotic cellular processes. Genome, transcriptome and proteome level information are discussed, as well as epigenomics. In particular, human genome is detailed. Relevant ethical, legal and social issues are discussed.
BIOL502: Fundamentals of Biotechnology
This course introduces the basic concepts of biotechnology. The history, development and current applications of biotechnological products are outlined and serve as the basis for the elective courses.
BIOL503: Genome editing and gene therapy
Genetic engineering, new techniques in gene and genome editing, and the relevant technology are covered. The latest developments in the field are reviewed and the potential for future applications are discussed.
BIOL504: Advanced Molecular Cell Biology
The course provides a more detailed overview of molecular cell biology and its significance in understanding the disease mechanisms.
BIOL506: Molecular and Medical Biotechnology
Medical applications of molecular cell biology and genetics are covered. Contemporary research findings are discussed through critical thinking and evaluation of scientific papers. Relevant ethical, legal and social issues are discussed.
BIOL507: Medical Biotechnology in Diagnostics and Therapeutics
In this course, the development and advances in the biotechnological tools in disease diagnosis and disease treatment are discussed. The protein based biological products as well as nucleic acid, cell and tissue based biological products are covered in further detail and contrasted.
BIOL508: Biomarkers and Drug Development
This course covers the identification and detection of biomarkers that can be used for disease
diagnosis and risk assessment. It includes the detection of potential molecular drug targets and the ways these targets can be employed in drug development.
BIOL509: Applications of Biotechnology in Assisted Reproduction
In this course, the historical changes in reproductive medicine and developments in assisted
reproductive technologies are discussed. The advances in reproductive technologies and latest
discoveries are analyzed. In addition, preimplantation genetic diagnosis/screen methods are reviewed.
BIOL511: Ethics in Biotechnology
This course provides an overview of the legal, medical, and ethical questions regarding
biotechnological methods such as those related to reproduction and human genetics, and how to apply legal reasoning to these questions.
BIOL512: Vaccines and Immunity
The course outlines the medical applications of molecular tools and findings in vaccine development and immunity.
BIOL513: Epigenetics and epigenomics
Epigenetics is one of the most rapidly expanding fields in biology. This course covers the latest developments in epigenetics and epigenomics and investigates the wider impacts of epigenetics in human health. References may be made to subjects such as the impact of social determinants of health. The course also covers ethical, legal and social aspects.
BIOL514: Applications of Bioinformatics in Biotechnology
Bioinformatics plays an important role in the advancement of biotechnology in various fields. In this course, the impact of bioinformatics in the development of biotechnology is covered.
BIOL515: Applications of Biotechnology in Marine Biology
This course aims to introduce recent developments in biotechnology from marine organisms which are relevant to a broad range of industrial sectors such as as pharmaceutical and agricultural industries; more efficient and less polluting industrial processes and tools for environmental remediation.
BIOL581 Final Project I: In this course, student individually start a research project (all projects are wet-lab projects) and under the supervision of a faculty member they start with the literature search for the project and they initiate their experiments.
BIOL582 Final Project II: In this course, students independently, under the supervision of a faculty member, carry out and continue the laboratory experiments they had started in BIOL581 Final Project I. They continue and finalize their project, analyze and present their results in writing as well as in form of an oral presentation.
BIOL599: Term Project
The student will prepare a semester project on a selected topic