Medical, veterinary and pharmaceutical biotechnologist Functions Biomedical, veterinary and pharmaceutical researcher with expertise in cellular and molecular biology and pathology able to collaborate with various professionals, also performing coordination roles.
Depending on the chosen curriculum, the knowledge acquired may be mainly associated with the following functions: roles of responsibility in the drug development process (from idea to patent) roles of responsibility in laboratory work in the field of diagnostics and animal health, inspection of food of animal origin and analysis in the agri-food sector responsibilities in the biotechnology research laboratory for the development of innovative therapies for tissue regeneration and the development of biotechnological vaccines.
The knowledge acquired will also enable the master's degree graduate to pursue higher education in doctoral and master's schools in the biotechnology field and in specialisation schools in the biomedical area.
Skills Depending on the chosen curriculum, the skills acquired may be mainly associated with the following functions:
Biotechnologist with prevailing pharmaceutical expertise Ability to apply in-depth knowledge of the mechanism of action of drugs.
Ability to apply in-depth knowledge of signal reception and transduction mechanisms.
Ability to apply biochemical and structural knowledge to the development and selection of a new active substance.
Ability to apply acquired knowledge to pharmaceutical formulation and development and process validation.
Ability to apply acquired knowledge to the design of biotechnological vaccines.
Ability to apply acquired knowledge to regulatory and patenting activities.
Biotechnologist with prevailing skills in the veterinary and agri-food sector Ability to apply the knowledge acquired to the genetic improvement of animal production Ability to apply in-depth knowledge of molecular techniques for the detection and quantification of pathogens in foodstuffs Ability to apply the knowledge acquired to the design of new vaccine systems Biotechnologist with prevailing skills in the biomedical sector Ability to apply the knowledge of the molecular bases of diseases to the development of biotechnological techniques useful for diagnosis Ability to apply the knowledge acquired to the use of stem cells in therapy
Ability to design biomaterials and to assess their biocompatibility in vitro and in vivo Outcome Depending on the chosen curriculum, the master's degree holder in Medical Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology can perform various functions in biotechnology companies, public facilities and private laboratories, and in pharmaceutical companies also in a coordinating role.
In particular, it may perform:
Consultant for companies in Chemistry-manufacturing & Control (CMC) processes Consultant for Regulatory Agencies in different phases of drug development Consultant for companies in preclinical (drug safety) and clinical drug development
Patent advisor for private companies and national and international public agencies (Patent office) Laboratory manager for food microbiology in public and private facilities Laboratory manager for experimental diagnostics and research in the field of infectious and parasitic diseases of animals Laboratory manager in institutional bodies for the study and development of genetic selection strategies in species of zootechnical interest Laboratory manager for research in biotechnology companies Laboratory manager in public health facilities and private laboratories
Graduates with a Master's degree in Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology can gain access to the professions of Senior Biologist, section A of the Register, by passing the state examination, or go on to higher education in Doctorate and Master's Schools in the biotechnological field and in Specialisation Schools in the biomedical area.