Biotechnology deals with the development of applications that leverage biological and biochemical systems for the benefit of mankind. It is powered by its interdisciplinary nature that integrates scientific knowledge and methodologies from biology, biochemistry, medicine, chemistry, engineering and computer science.
About the Program
The beginning of biotechnology dates back to the beginning of humankind where biological processes where used in agriculture and food production.
Modern biotechnology is powered by its interdisciplinary nature that integrates scientific knowledge and methodologies from biology, biochemistry, medicine, chemistry, engineering and computer science. Modern Biotechnology is propelled by deep understanding of the principles that drive Biological processes in nature, so we can capitalize on them or even improve them.
The biotechnology track aims to provide students the knowledge and tools to engage multidisciplinary science with the focus on the development of applications that are beneficial for mankind.
Our program emphasizes interdisciplinary training and collaborative research using cutting-edge technologies and experimental systems to address fundamental and innovative biological questions.
Students in the biotechnology track will receive training in a wide range of methods from the scientific fields as molecular biology, bio-engineering, medicine, protein chemistry, molecular engineering, bioinformatics, immunotechnology and molecular microbiology. The training will provide students with a strong foundation to engage cutting-edge research by employing state-of-the-art approaches.
In general, biotechnology includes all technologies that are based on the development of biotechnological application that exploit cellular and biomolecular process to advance products that help improve our lives and the health of the planet.
The progress in biotechnology nowadays is just as dramatic as the progress in physics and engineering that transformed life in the 20th century. Biotechnology in the modern age reaches outstanding breakthrough products and technologies that facilitate the treatment of debilitating and rare diseases, reduce environmental footprint, feed the constantly growing human population and provides the means to generate cleaner, safer and more efficient energy sources.
Tel Aviv University researchers that are affiliated with the biotechnology track focus their research on three main biotechnology solutions to that may be abbreviated as HFF (Heal the world, Fuel the world and Feed the world).
If you want to be part of an outstanding program and have the desire to directly have an impact on mankind lives, I call you to join the biotechnology track. As the director of the program, I will work with the students to tailor a program to fit their academic needs and ultimately, provide know-how tools to propel the students’ individual research.