Thomas Reif, Lausitz University of Applied Sciences, International Relations Office, Großenhainer Straße 57, 01968 Senftenberg, Germany
The Master's programme in Biotechnology features two areas of specialisation, Cell and Tissue Culture or Applied Microbiology, and comprises the following course units: Microbial Metabolism and Regulation, Enzyme Technology, Human Biology and Physiology, Tissue Engineering, Bioprocess Development, Molecular Diagnostics, Immunology and Immunological Methods, Biotechnology of Phototrophic Microorganisms, Bioanalytics, Quality Management, Biotechnology and Society, Metabolic Design, Enzyme Application, Downstream Processing, Cultivation of Microalgae, Basics in Cell Culture Techniques, Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques, Histological and Immunohistological Techniques.
The three-semester Master's programme in Biotechnology is an intensive, laboratory-based and research-orientated course of study comprising lectures, seminars and lab courses. Lectures and seminars focus on the students' theoretical understanding, whereas lab courses improve their skills for research work. A high standard of individual training is ensured since the number of admissions is limited. The Master's thesis should qualify the students for future research work or a doctoral thesis. It has to be presented as a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal, as a patent application or as traditional thesis.