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interdisciplinary doctoral study program

Students will be given in-depth knowledge in the field of microbial, plant, animal and human physiological processes that can be modulated using biotechnological methods, in order to improve the quality of organisms or to use them for production of certain goods.

The basic subject of Microbial Biotechnology deals with modern methods of manipulation and modification of industrial microbes, tracking their products, and all aspects of the development and regulation of bioprocesses. Strategies for new biopharmaceutical drug development and applications of microorganisms in nanotechnology will be presented. The basic subject of Plant Biotechnology addresses various biotechnological methods of plant breeding and improvement using morphological, biochemical, and DNA markers. The biosafety issue of genetically modified organisms, diagnostics of plant pathogens, and the use of genomic data resources from model plant organisms will be discussed. In the basic subject of Vertebrate Botechnology, signal and metabolic pathways of certain physiological processes, such as growth and obesity regulation, cholesterol homeostasis, brain function, reproduction, mammary gland development and function and immune system will be discussed. Students will be given an insight into methods and approaches used to manipulate these processes. Animal and cell models for studying pharmacological effects will be presented, as well as cell and tissue substitutes and stem cell technologies. Elective courses cover various subjects that complement the basic subjects and offer students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of specific processes or technologies.



prof. dr. Mojca Narat
Biotechnical Faculty
Department of Zootechnics                                
Groblje 3, SI - 1230 Domžale                   
phone: +386 1 320 39 16
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prof. dr. Nataša Štajner
Biotechnical Faculty
Department of Agronomy
Jamnikarjeva 101, SI - 1000 Ljubljana                           
phone: +386 1 320 32 55
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