Center of Molecular Biotechnology
The Center of Molecular Biotechnology (CEMBIO) is a research and co-operation focus on projects in molecular biotechnology from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bonn.
Some of the common goals for the groups organized in CEMBIO are to
- identify, characterize und evaluate target molecules (screening for therapeutic and technological effects),
- implement and optimize biotechnological production systems (bacterial, yeast, fungal, plant, animal),
- produce target molecules in vitro.
In 2004 the University of Bonn - supported by the CEMBIO - launched an International Masters Course in Molecular Biotechnology. This ECTS credited course, taught fully in English, is aimed at graduate students (from such fields as biology, nutrition, agriculture, chemistry, food chemistry, pharmacy, medicine and dentistry) with a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, and cell biology. The program has been accredited in 2005 and re-accredited in 2009 by the German Federal Council for Accreditation.