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Master's Programs

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The Biotechnology Center hosts three international Master's programs in English: 

The programs Molecular Bioengineering and Nanobiophysics have been successfully (re)accredited in September 2010 by the national accreditation agency ACQUIN: Molecular Bioengineering until 2017, Nanobiophysics until 2015. Re-accreditation is in process.

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.

Please find more information on the BIOTEC Master's here

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.
In 2014, for the third time in a row, an interdisciplinary team of masters' students Molecular Bioengineering and Nanobiophysics reached the 2nd place. The "Dresden DNAmics" used the DNA-Origami-technique to create a nanometer-sized photonic circuit with the helices of the genetic code carrier and gold nanoparticles. Link to the project.
Link to the project 2013 of the team "Dresden Nanormous"
Link to the project 2012 of the team "Dresden Nanosaurs"

The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM)  is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition.  iGEM began in January of 2003 with a month-long course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More information.

In 2015, 2010 and 2009, a team of Master Students joined together and participated in this competition. In 2015, the team won a bronze medal for its project SPACE-P (Structural Phage Assisted Continuous Evolution of Proteins). In 2009, the team won the silver medal for its project of the nano Factory.
Link to the 2015 project.
Link to the 2010 project.
Link to the 2009 project. 

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 2012. 

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
  • Flat hunting
  • Correspondence with landlords, telephone operators, public authorities etc.
  • Insurances 
  • Bank 
  • Registration at the university 
  • Language courses


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

    International Office 
    Fetscherstrasse 105
    01307 Dresden

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

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