Competence field 1: Competence in one or more scientific disciplines
  1. Advanced knowledge of model systems, methods, processes and applications in the different subdisciplines of Biochemistry and Biotechnology and can apply these to resolve complex scientific problems.
  2. Advanced knowledge of model systems, methods, processes and applications in the different subdisciplines of Biochemistry and Biotechnology and can apply these to resolve complex scientific problems.
  3. Insights in the relationship between the different domains of biotechnology and their related societal issues.
  4. Major Biochemistry and Structural Biology: Specialized and practical knowledge of the structure of biomacromolecules, inclusive their analysis and can creatively apply the mechanisms of molecular ‘machines’.
  5. Major Bioinformatics and System Biology: Specialized and practical knowledge of computational biology and can creatively apply these in the processing of functional biology data.
  6. Major Biomedical Biotechnology: Specialized and practical knowledge about the relation between fundamental cell biology and pathological processes and can apply this creatively in biomedical applications.
  7. Major Microbial Biotechnology: Specialized and practical knowledge about functional diversity of and interactions between microorganisms and can creatively apply this knowledge in biomedical, plant and food applications.
  8. Major Plant Biotechnology: Specialized and practical knowledge about fundamental plant biology and plant biotechnology methods and can integrate this knowledge to creatively use it in biomedical, plant and food applications.
  9. Minro Research: Specialized and practical knowledge and can apply these in at least two of the following subdisciplines: biochemistry and structural biology, bioinformatics and systems biology, biomedical biotechnology, microbial biotechnology, plant biotechnology.
  10. Minor Interdisciplinary Combination: Knowledge in an additional, well defined and non-overlapping scientific or technological domain and can apply this in research or problem solving within the domain of Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
Competence field 2: Scientific competence
  1. Critically assess the model systems, techniques and interpretations in Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
  2. Apply advanced techniques for problem solving in at least one of the following subdisciplines : biochemistry and structural biology, bioinformatics and systems biology, biomedical biotechnology, microbial biotechnology, plant biotechnology.
  3. Deliver an original contribution to running research in a laboratory.
  4. Independently formulate conclusions and perspectives based on experiments.
  5. Independently design and perform targeted and problem-based experiments and controls.
  6. Collect data on a qualitative and well-structured manner, register them and analyze these critically in a research related context.
  7. Involve scientific literature in the formulation and in the solving of research questions or in problem-solving.
  8. Place results from experiments in the right context and to contribute independently to the development of new theories and/or adaptation of existing theories.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competence
  1. Comprehensively analyse and formulate complex molecula, physiological and application oriented problems.
  2. Pose critical questions from insights in different disciplines of Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
  3. Independently and critically reflect on personal thinking and functioning and translate this into well consider conclusions and improved solutions.
  4. Show an active attitude that reflects openness to permanent scientific development of knowledge.
  5. Build independently logic and analytic reasoning and argumentations.
Competence field 4: Competence in collaboration and communication
  1. Report on own research via written reports.
  2. Report orally on own research.
  3. Communicate in English about science.
  4. Collaborate in an international research group.
Competence field 5: Competence in social responsibility
  1. Relate biochemistry and biotechnology with innovative applications in the society.
  2. Follow up and contribute to societal and bioethical discussions on applications and biosafety aspects of biochemistry and biotechnology.
Competence field 6: Professional competences
  1. Function in an attitude according to good laboratory practice.
  2. Have an eye for aspects of valorization of research.
  3. Minor Research / Minor Interdisciplinary Combination: Design in an innovative scientific research, execute the research and report on it in a scientific manner.
  4. Minor Economics and Business Administration: Apply basic insights in economy and business administration.
  5. Minor Education: Have knowledge in general terms, concepts, theories and principles of didactics.