Doctoral program in Biological Sciences with Major in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences with Major in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
03/07/2023 - 22/09/2023
The doctoral program in Biological Sciences focuses on learning a set of knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to become successful researchers and teachers. This task is complex and requires the ability to formulate essential questions and design and develop the experiments and analyses necessary to answer them.
Our graduates have a solid background that allows them to develop in research areas including Bioinformatics, Plant Biology, Systems Biology, Biotechnology, Chronobiology, Microbial Ecology, Molecular Genetics of Fungi, Immunology, and Immunotherapy, Marine Microbiology, and Bacterial and Viral Pathogenicity.
The use of functional genomics, synthetic biology, and systems biology approaches to understand the integration of environmental signals is an emerging area where our major is a national leader.
Program accredited by CNA-Chile for nine years.
The main objective of the doctoral in Biological Sciences is to provide an intensive education oriented to scientific research in biology. Our doctoral program offers students the possibility of developing research in diverse areas of knowledge, from those related to gene regulation and expression to the functioning of the aridest ecosystems on the planet, through interaction with the academics of the Faculty.
Graduates in biological sciences can respond to today’s society’s demands. A competency profile and a learning-centered curriculum is an opportunity for doctoral students to achieve autonomy and excellence as current and future researchers.
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Immunology and Pathogenicity.
Bioinformatics, Functional Genomics, and Systems Biology.
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Timely graduation is achieved through an adequate follow-up of the students by their supervising professors, who guide them in order to establish adequate and concrete objectives for the development of their Doctoral Thesis. Consequently, our doctoral program ensures that students can perform original research, autonomously and with high scientific impact, allowing them to achieve an outstanding career either in the areas of basic research or in the areas of application of biological sciences.