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Biotechnologies for food science

University of Padua
Italy, Padua
Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science Italy, Agripolis, Viale dell'Università, 16 - 35020 Legnaro (PD)
Tuition fee €2,600 per year

In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees for a.y. 2019/20 (see below).

The total amount of tuition fees due per each academic year can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see:

Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €187 one-time

In order to accept your place at the University of Padova, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.

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The Master’s degree explores how to produce healthier and safer food following a cross-cutting, farm/field-to-fork approach. Theoretical lessons are mixed with practical training, offering hands-on experience in advanced DNA RNA and protein analysis together with lab sessions in bioinformatics. Focused on the application of innovative biotechnological methodologies in food production and safety, it is the ideal trait-d’union between the requests of consumers and producers in the agro-food sector
and the research applied to production and food-safety.

Programme structure

1st Year: Applied Genomics for Animal and Crop improvement; Applied Bioinformatics; Molecular Basis of Disease, Immunology and Transmissible Diseases; Food Microbiology and Food Microbial Biotechnology; Epidemiology and Risk Analysis; Laboratory of Advanced DNA, RNA, and Protein Analysis; Traceability Tools for Species Authentication; Biotechnology for Crop Production
2nd Year: Advanced Technologies for the Agrifood Sector; Biotechnology In Plant Protection; Food Toxicology and Food Regulation; Practical Training; Dissertation

Career opportunities

Graduates work in private and public research centres, in public institutions dealing with animal health and food safety as well as in the private agro-food sector, from animal and crop production, food processing, to large food retail chains.

Apply now! Academic year 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019
Apply now! Academic year 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019
Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Jan 7, 2020
Application deadline
Mar 7, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States