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Master´s Degree Program in Medical Biology

Content and Overview of the Program

Medical Biology is considered a key scientific field and discipline to meet the global challenges of a demographic and environmental changes and associated diseases including cancer, allergy, autoimmunity, cardiovascular and infectious diseases, and degenerative processes.

A detailed understanding of the molecular, cellular and physiological processes underlying these diseases, the identification of prognostic and predictive biomarkers as well as the development and production of innovative drugs will pave the way towards novel and highly effective personalized treatments, prevention and precision medicine. 

The Master´s degree program Medical Biology offers state-of-the-art education and training in the field of biomedicine and health at the interface of basic, translational and clinical research.

Qualification and relevance to labor market

Graduates of the Master´s program in Medical Biology will qualify to work in private and public companies and institutions in the area of health sciences and medicine, particularly in the following professional fields:

  • Research, development, production, analysis and distribution in pharmaceutical industry and biotech
  • Research and teaching in public research institutions and academia
  • R&D in health and medicine including clinical institutions
  • Cooperation in clinical studies
  • Quality management and control in pharmaceutical industry and biotech
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    As a result of the current situation the updated opening times for Salzburg University library will apply from the 17th November 2020.
    A study carried out by the sleep laboratory of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the topic of sleep under the direction Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus is dedicated to the changes in sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown in 6 different countries (Ö, AT, UK, GR, CU, BRA). The fear, which is worrying from a psychological point of view, and which is evident across society, is also reflected in this data: 78% of those surveyed feel threatened or worried by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Online lecture on the subject of physiology or medicine: November 25, 2020 - 6 p.m. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will go to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.
    Online lecture on chemistry: December 2nd 2020 - 6 p.m. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of one of the sharpest tools in genetic engineering: the CRISPR / Cas9 genetic scissors. With this technology, researchers can modify the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision.
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    During the time of Corona, in particular, it became clear just how important it is to support students digitally in their every day university life. The project „On Track“ – stay on track combines digital and social worlds. It is starting at the right time!
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