The Master in Genetics and Genomics is a strategic contribution of the Department of Genetics at the University of Barcelona, given the importance these disciplines are taking in all areas of biology. Currently, Genomics has become essential for understanding human diseases, animal and plant development, the evolution of species and the relationship between them and their environment. This Master aims to train new professionals and researchers in the field of Genetics and Genomics, preparing them scientifically and technologically to meet the challenges of these scientific disciplines. The master has a strong emphasis on research, both on basic and applied genetics, evolution, development and biomedicine in its broadest sense and provides the necessary training to access to postgraduate studies. It also qualifies for professional practice in new technologies of genetic analysis and especially genomics, which will allow highly qualified personnel to join companies and institutions where these types of analyzes are increasingly important, such as hospitals, diagnostic centers, analyses companies or forensics genotyping.
The professors teaching this Master have considerable experience in Genetics and Genomics and lead, in most cases, research groups in these fields. This ensures that students receive training completely updated and in-depth knowledge. Furthermore, the Master counts on the collaboration of researchers from CNAG (National Center for Genomics Analysis), a leading international center for Genomic studies.
This Master is unique among Spanish universities and aims to give an overview of the structure, function, regulation and evolution of genes and genomes applied to various fields in Biology, such as embryonic development and stem cells, human diseases and molecular evolution.