Molecular Biotechnology

Coordinator of the "Molecular Biotechnology" programme

Justyna Drukała, PhD, DSc
phone: +48 12 664 61 45
e-mail: justyna.drukala@uj.edu.pl
room: 2.0.29 (C124), 1st floor

General information

"Molecular Biotechnology " is a programme of studies leading to MSc degree. Students are obliged to collect 30 ECTS for each semester, i.e. a total of 120 ECTS for the whole Master's programme. At the end of the programme the student will write a Master's thesis, which should describe the results of her/his research project. The results of this project will be presented during a Faculty seminar for MSc candidates (a short oral presentation), and the thesis will be evaluated by the reviewers and subsequently defended during a Master's exam. During a Master's exam a student is expected to answer questions covering all areas of knowledge and expertise covered by the "Molecular Biotechnology" programme of studies. 

General programme of studies

SEMESTER I (winter)

 USOSweb 
 Course No.
 Course title  Hours  ECTS Units
 WBT-BT611E  Practical biochemistry – recapitulation 60 6
 WBT-BT614E  Basic aspects of cell biology 75 8
 WBT-BT613E  Introduction to molecular biology
 – recapitulatory lecture – seminar 
15 2
 WBT-BT185E  Genetic engineering – practicum 30 3
 WBT-BT612E  Genetic engineering – practicum, part 2 45 4
   Introduction to plant biology 54 4
   Courses chosen by student   3
      30


SEMESTER II (summer)

   Hours  ECTS Units
 Laboratory practice – introduction to master project 120 12
 Courses chosen by student 180 18
  300 30
 

SEMESTER III (winter)

   Hours  ECTS Units
 Laboratory practice  – research for Master thesis 210 21
 Seminars 30 3
 Courses chosen by student 60 6
  300 30
 

SEMESTER IV (summer)

   Hours  ECTS Units
 Laboratory practice – research and writing of Master thesis 270 27
 Seminars 30 3
  300 30

 

List of optional courses given in English in winter semester

Note: A list of electives available in English varies depending on a semester. Students are advised to use the USOSweb database to select the courses of interest. 

 USOSweb 
 Course No.
 Course title  Course leader Lectures (hours) Seminars (hours) Classes (hours) ECTS Units
 WBT-008D  Bioethics  Gregor Becker 30 2
 WBT-BT365E  Contemporary
 subjects in cell biology
 – focus on regenerative medicine
 Ewa Zuba-Surma  6 24 2
 WBT-BT198E  Fluorescence
 and confocal microscopy
 Jerzy Dobrucki 20 25 4
 WBT-BT299E  Mechanisms of cell trafficking:
 from leukocyte homing
 to metastasis
 Joanna Cichy 30 4
 WBT-BT458E  MSc Seminar – molecular genetics
  and cellular biochemistry
 Jolanta Jura 
 Hanna Rokita
30 3
   MSc Seminar – cell biology
 (Seminarium magisterskie
 BT-SUM – Biologia Komórki)
 Zbigniew Madeja 30 3
 WBT-BT199E  Molecular aspects
 of bacterial pathogenesis
 Joanna Kozieł
 Jan Potempa
30 3
 WBT-BT297E  Molecular aspects
 of bacterial pathogenesis
 – advanced course

 Joanna Kozieł
 Jan Potempa

30 15 4
 WBT-BT201  Modern biological methods
 at the molecular level
 Anna Wiśniewska
 Beata
 Myśliwa-Kurdziel
60 5
 WBT-BT236E  Phage displayed peptide libraries
 and their application
 Irena Horwacik 10 20 3
 WBT-BT108E  Plant biotechnology I
  laboratory
 Halina Gabryś 40 2
 WBT-BT2-202E  Plant biotechnology II
 – advanced course
 Agnieszka Banaś 60 5
 WBT-BT243E  Practical and philosophical  problems of science  Gregor Becker 15 1 3
 WBT-BT2-220E  Principles and prospects
 of gene therapy
 Józef Dulak 30 3
 WBT-BT288E  Principles
 of molecular bioenergetics
 Artur Osyczka 30 3
 WBT-BT2-206E  Transgenic plants  Halina Gabryś 10 20 3
 WBT-BT2-207E  Viral vectors
 in medical biotechnology
 Alicja Józkowicz 15 30 4

 

List of optional courses given in English in summer semester

Note: A list of electives available in English varies depending on a semester. Students are advised to use the USOSweb database to select the courses of interest. 

 

 USOSweb 
 Course No.
 Course title  Course leader Lectures (hours) Seminars (hours) Classes (hours) ECTS Units
 WBT-BT388E  An introduction into plant
 experimental biology
 Przemysław Malec 15 60 6
 WBT-BT160E  Analysis and processing
 of microscopy images
 Jerzy Dobrucki 5 15 2
 WBT-BT330  Bioethics – advanced course  Gregor Becker 30 3
 WBT-BT385E  Biotechnology and industrial
 microbiology – practical course
 Emilia Bonar
 Bendykt Władyka
  6 24+6 4
 WBT-BT386E  Cancer – molecular aspects
 of the disease and its treatment
 Irena Horwacik 20 2
 WBT-BT213E  Free radicals in biology
 and medicine
 Witold
 Korytowski
 25 20 4
 WBT-BT286E  Introduction
 to medical biotechnology
 Alicja Józkowicz 15 2
 WBT-BT400E  Introduction to stem cell biology  Ewa Zuba-Surma 15 2
 WBT-BT2-105E  Medical virology and epidemiology  Krzysztof Pyrć 30 15 3
 WBT-BT279E  Methodology of scientific
 publications in experimental
 biology
 Leszek Fiedor
 Halina Gabryś
30 3
 WBT-BT2-130E  Molecular mechanisms
 of angiogenesis
 Agnieszka Łoboda 15 30 4
 WBT-BT173E  Molecular principles
 of the biology of plant  development
 Przemysław Malec 30 3
 WBT-BT2-209E  Monoclonal antibodies
 – advanced course
 Joanna Bereta
 Monika Bzowska
12 18 40 6
 WBT-BT140E  Nuclear receptors in gene
 regulation and disease
 Alicja Józkowicz 30 2
 WBT-BT320E  Selected methods
 in cell engineering
 Jerzy Dobrucki 15 2
 WBT-BT321E  Virology: adaptation, evolution,
 variability
 Krzysztof Pyrć 15 2