Masters in "Plant and Microbial Biotechnology"

Duration (in semesters):4

Credits (per semester):30

The Master in Plant and Microbial Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary approach in direct line with the socio-economic realities. The training will especially benefit from technological innovation and local knowledge hitherto untapped, to develop human resources in biotechnology to provide Africa with scientists, engineers and researchers in all areas of interest for developing countries in terms of resources and agricultural potential, food, environmental or natural ecosystems

Its main objective is to train specialized personnel operating with a very good knowledge of technological tools:
  - Biotechnology applied to plants and micro-organisms of food and agricultural interest;
  - Natural Resource Management, capable of designing and developing an active research and having an important basis for research and development and a considerable informational support;
  - Environmental Biosafety and agribusiness for the application of safety standards related to the use of genetically modified organisms in the context of sustainable development organizations.

Structure and content:
Structures: Mater 1: Semester 1 and 2; Master 2: Semester 3 and 4.

M1BIOVEM (Teaching unit) 01 : Data analysis
M1 BIOVEM 02 : Business management
M1 BIOVEM 03 : Quality management
M1 BIOVEM 04 : Communication
M1 BIOVEM 05  : Bibliographic research and Scientific writing

M1 BIOVEM 06 : Seed quality production & Crop improvement
M1 BIOVEM 07 : Molecular Biology & Genetic
M1 BIOVEM 08 : Plant biotechnology &Microbiology

M2 BIOVEM 09 : Ecology and Symbiosis
M2 BIOVEM 10 : Genomics and plant breeding
M2 BIOVEM 11 : Microbial Biotechnology
M2 BIOVEM 12 : Biosecurity
S4 Research activity

The students are graded based on scores obtained in both theory and practicals

Learning outcomes (around 150 words):
The Master's degree in Plant and Microbial Biotechnology meets the following objectives:
- Direct employment;
- Entry into doctoral training.

This master can provide opportunities and enable students to have access to:

- Companies productions improved varieties of forest plants and horticultural
- Seed companies
- Professional producer groups, sectors of agronomy, environment and food, Bio-industries (agro-industries and food)
- Public or private companies analysis and control
- Academic research

- Expertise, consultancy

This Master welcomes every year students come from all over Africa and in particular the sub-region. It will involve largely faculty of UCAD for theoretical and practical. It should therefore have a strong impact in the medium and long term research developed locally and advances in plant breeding. UCAD is a university reference in West Africa, this change will have an impact at the regional level.