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Doctoral Program in Sciences, Major in Applied Cellular and Molecular Biology

 

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Degree: Doctor in Sciences, Major in Applied Cellular and Molecular Biology
Duration: Four years
Director: Dr. Luis Salazar
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Tel.: 56 45 2 596870
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*Possibility for a Double Degree.

Aims and Graduation Profile

Aim

• The program has the mission to train scientists of the highest level with a critical spirit, innovative, capable of leading and integrating scientific and technological research teams, performing with solvency and creativity in the field of applied cellular and molecular biology.

Specific Objectives

• To train scientists capable of understanding and approaching complex biological processes within the disciplines of cellular and molecular biology, to obtain original results, protect the developed knowledge and disseminate it to the scientific community in an ethical and professional way.
• Develop research based on solid methodologies and focused on priority issues with a high potential in molecular and cellular biology in a transversal way in different areas of knowledge such as bio resources, biomedicine and biotechnology.
• Provide the graduates with the academic conditions suitable for their training, stimulating academic and scientific discussion among their peers.
• Promote and develop international cooperation with foreign centers of excellence, maintaining an active academic and scientific exchange.


Graduate profileThe graduate of the Doctoral Program in Sciences, major Applied Cellular and Molecular Biology has an integrative vision and solid training in cellular and molecular biology; trained to develop applied, independent, original and creative research in institutions of higher education and national or international centers of excellence, either individually or as part of a multidisciplinary group in the area of biological sciences with emphasis on biomedicine, biology of reproduction and biotechnology of bioresources.

Admission requirements

To be in possession of the academic degree of Bachelor and/or Master in some of the following areas: Biochemistry, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Medical Technology, Medicine and, in general, equivalent professional careers.

In addition, the application form must be accompanied by the following:

• Application Letter to the Program Director.
• Letter of commitment of a Program Tutor.
• Curriculum vitae.
• Undergraduate marks and ranking Certificates
• Two recommendation letters from academics of recognized prestige.
• Two full-sized photos with full name and ID.
• Photocopy of Identity Card on both sides (Passport, in the case of foreigners).



Description of studies

Semester

Academic Activity

Credits

I

Cellular and Molecular Biology

10

I

Applied Cellular and Molecular Biology

10

 

 

 

II

Specialty Course

6

II

Research Unit

10

II

Elective Course  I*

4

 

 

 

III

Literature Seminar

2

III

Thesis Project Formulation (FONDECYT like)

10

III

Qualifying Exam

-

III

English Proficiency

-

 

 

 

IV

Advance of Doctoral Thesis  I

10

IV

Elective Course  II*

4

 

 

 

V

Advance of Doctoral Thesis  II

10

V

Elective  Course III*

4

 

 

 

VI

Advance of Doctoral Thesis  III

10

 

 

 

VII

Advance of Doctoral Thesis  IV

10

 

 

 

VIII

Thesis Writing

-

VIII

Thesis Review Process

-

VIII

Defense and Final Exam

-

 

Total Credits

100

* The student can register for elective courses at any semester after the second semester of the first year of enrollment

Areas of research

General Research Area

Specific Research Lines

Biology & Biotechnology of Bioresources

  • Biotechnology of Bioactive Principles.
  • Bioremediation.
  • Microbial Biotechnology.
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.

Cellular & Molecular Biology of Reproduction

  • Animal Reproduction.
  • Aquaculture Biotechnology.
  • Reproductive Physiopathology.
  • Cellular and Molecular Andrology.

Cellular & Molecular Biology of Priority Diseases

  • Molecular Biology of Cancer.
  • Personalized Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases.