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Teaching at the BIOTEC

Master's Programs

The application for the winter term 2016/2017 is closed! Next application round for the winter term 2017/18 will be opened in February 2017 with application  deadline on 31 May 2017.

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 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 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"

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

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

    Please also have a look at http://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/home/ You'll find some useful information for your first steps in Germany!

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