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Teaching at the BIOTEC

Master's Programs

The application round for the winter term 2020/2021 is closed.
For the winter term 2021/2022, the application will run from 1 April to 31 May 2021!

The CMCB - Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering consists of the three institutes BIOTEC, CRTD and B CUBE and is a Central Research Unit of the Technische Universität Dresden. The CMCB offers four international Master's programs in English (one of them jointly with the Faculty of Computer Science, the School of Science): 

In joint association with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/Belgium, the BIOTEC also offers a joint-degree program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus initiative by the European commission.

BIOMOD and iGEM competitions

BIOMOD is an annual biomolecular design competition organized by the Wyss Institute at the Harvard University (USA). More information.

Since 2012, teams of students of our master's programs Molecular Bioengineering and Nanobiophysics have been participating quite successfully.
With their novel design of a two-component drug delivery system involving drug-carrying liposomes and a peptide-based release mechanism, the team Find'n'Bind 2018 successfully participated in this year's BIOMOD. Besides performing cutting edge experimental research, the team designed a website wiki about their research project, created a YouTube video and finally presented everything on the Jamboree in the USA at the University of California, San Francisco. The event took place on October 27-28 and the team received a silver project award and took second place in the YouTube video contest.
In 2016, an interdisciplinary team of masters' students Molecular Bioengineering and Nanobiophysics was awarded with the gold medal for its project "I, nanobot". The project consisted of a micro-sized device capable of transport and deliver a cargo in a controlled manner. It was the result of linking a magnetic Dynabead(r), which allows the external control of movement with a variable magnetic field, to a vesicle for the transportation and delivery of the cargo. Targeted drug delivery and biosensoring are some possible applications that this device might have in the fields of medicine and molecular biology.
Link to video 2018 of the team "Find'n'Bind"
Link to the project 2014 of the team "Dresden DNAmics"
Link to the project 2013 of the team "Dresden Nanormous"
Link to the project 2012 of the team "Dresden Nanosaurs"

iGEM- The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition  is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition.  iGEM began in January of 2003 with a month-long course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has now evolved inot an international competition with over 300 teams participating every year. More information.

In 2017, 2015, 2010 and 2009, BIOTEC/CMCB Master Students participated in this competition. This year's team "EncaBcillus It's a trap!", an association of students from CMCB and the Faculty of Biology under the direction of Prof. Thorsten Mascher, won a gold medal and was nominated in 4 categories (best poster, best part, best part collection, best fundamental advanced project). The project was built on Peptidosomes, spherical compartments with a stable but selectively permeable anorganic shell and liquid inside which were invented by Assoc. Prof. Hans-Georg Braun (IPF Dresden). The team aim at introducing Peptidosomes as a new fundamental approach for generating and applying encapsulated bacteria. Besides labwork, the team was active in their initiative "iGEM goes green" to promote sustainable research.
Link to the 2017 project.
2015 project SPACE-P (Structural Phage Assisted Continuous Evolution of Proteins), won a bronze medal.
Link to the 2010 project.
The team of the 2009 project won the silver medal for its project of the nano Factory.

Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB) 

The Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB) offers 3 International PhD Programs that provide outstanding opportunities for university graduates to work towards a PhD or MD/PhD with ambitious thesis projects. 

Please find more information here.

Undergraduate Programs

The BIOTEC professors also support a few undergraduate programs at TU Dresden with lectures and lab practicals.

Please find more information here.

Vocational Training: Laboratory Assistants

Since 2007, laboratory assistants have been receiving their on-the-job training in different research groups of the BIOTEC while doing the theoretical schooling at the vocational school in Radebeul. The vocational training takes 3.5 years. The next start for new apprentices will be September 2019. 

Please find more information here.

International Office at the BIOTEC

Are you a student or employee of the BIOTEC and do you have any concerns or questions regarding:

  • Visa issues
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  • Correspondence with landlords, telephone operators, public authorities etc.
  • Insurances 
  • Bank 
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  • Language courses


    Please do not hesitate to contact the International Office of the BIOTEC/CRTD at:

    International Office 
    Fetscherstrasse 105
    01307 Dresden

    Sandra Mattick
    office | CRTD ground floor, room 0.123
    email | Sandra Mattick
    phone| 0049 (0) 351 458 82063
    fax | 0049 (0) 351 458 82059

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