How life works?
To understand how organisms work, how are they built, how do they evolve, and how they interact with the environment, we need to understand the units of life: the genes. The aim of the Master in Genetics and Genomics is to provide advanced training for new professionals and researchers on the structure, function, regulation and evolution of genes and genomes. The Master is focused on basic and applied research. Courses include seminars, lectures, laboratory work, oral presentations, paper discussions, project work in specialized laboratories as well as independent research studies. You will learn basic and in depth concepts, new methodologies and fundamental laboratory exercises. Also, you will be involved in practical work in research groups and writing experience for your Master's thesis. The Master’s program provides the background required to access research institutes, academic organizations, hospitals, genetic diagnosis centers, and pharmaceutical companies. In addition, you will acquire competence to enter into qualified Doctoral or PhD program.
You will receive up-to-date, in-depth training based on the latest genomics and genetics advances. The teaching staff has considerable research experience at the forefront of current research. Numerous institutes and organization participate in the teaching tasks of this master. In addition to researchers of the University of Barcelona, several researchers of the National Centre for Genome Analysis (CNAG), a leading institute in genomics, participate in the program. In addition, the master is complemented by lectures given by researchers from the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital (SJD), Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), Hospital del Mar Research Institute (IMIM), Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE-CSIC).
You can choose between these three specialties: