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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 (Padua)
Tuition fee €2,739 per year

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Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €204 one-time

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

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Overview

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 connection between the requests of consumers and producers in the agri- food sector and the research applied to production and food-safety.

Programme structure

1st Year:
Genetics and Molecular Biology of Agrifood Products; Agrifood Microbiology; Applied Food Biotechnology; Advanced Technologies for the Agrifood Sector (Nanotechnologies, Proteomics, Metabolomics); Genomics; Applied Bioinformatics; Laboratory of Advanced DNA, RNA, and Protein Analysis

2nd Year:
Traceability of Agrifood products; AgriFood Legislation and Regulation; Food Toxicology and Toxicogenomics;

  • Study plan in Food Production & Nutrition: Biotechnologies in Plant Protection; Biotechnologies for Crop Production;
  • Study plan in Food Safety & Hygiene: Epidemiology, Biotechnology and Risk Analysis of Food-borne Diseases; Interactions between nutrients, host and microbiota

An Italian-taught study track – Biotecnologie per l’alimentazione – is also available for application

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 agri-food sector, from animal and crop production, to food processing and large food retail chains.

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
2 Mar 2024
Application deadline
2 May 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
2 Mar 2024
Application deadline
2 May 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024