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Biotechnology jobs have increased by more than 90 per cent in the past 10 years ( and biotechnology and bioinformatics are amongst the fastest growing sectors in the world.

There is high demand for talented, experienced professionals in these fields which is why The University of Adelaide offers world-class training from leading researchers and on-campus access to some of the most advanced technology in the Southern Hemisphere.

We Change Lives

We Change Lives

2017: We found new ways to treat type 2 diabetes by revealing for the first time how new potential anti-diabetic drugs work at a molecular level.

Join us in changing lives.

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We Redefine History

We Redefine History

2017: Using DNA analysis, we reconstructed 50,000 years of genetic history to reveal how Aboriginals arrived, evolved and survived in Australia.

Join us in redefining history.

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Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical)

Masters by Coursework | 2 years full-time | On-campus
February and July Intakes 2018 | CRICOS: 072995M

This advanced coursework program focuses on biomedical research and its application, spanning discovery, research and development to improve methods of disease diagnosis and treatment. Strong career opportunities await graduates of this course, resulting from their highly developed laboratory, research and product development skills.

  • Graduate in-demand for a career in biomedical research that you can take worldwide.
  • Develop skills in entrepreneurship, innovation and intellectual property management in line with employer expectations.
  • Study with teaching staff who are active researchers in biomedical science and choose from a range of independent and fully supervised projects.
  • Gain access to world-class facilities including Adelaide Microscopy, the Genomics Facility, the Adelaide Proteomics Centre and the Bioinformatics Hub.

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Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology)

Masters by Coursework | 2 years full-time | On-campus
February Intake 2018 | CRICOS: 056489G

Gain access to a range of advanced technologies that will transform how food is produced and the environment is managed. Discover how the fundamentals of science can be used in plant production, human and animal health, biofuels, and the commercialisation of plant biotechnology.

This degree has been designed as a series of short courses, and places equal weight on core subjects and a research project where you can further investigate an area of interest.

  • Study and conduct research at the Waite Campus, the largest agricultural research and teaching precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Take advantage of several specialist research centres of national significance including the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology.
  • Graduate ready to find solutions to the world’s major challenges including salinity, soil toxicities and nutrient limitations; drought and global warming; plant pathogens; and sustainable improvement of yield and quality.

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Master of Bioinformatics

Masters by Coursework | 2 years full-time | On-campus
February and July Intakes 2018 | CRICOS: 092945M

Experiment with real-world applications of bioinformatics in research, human health and agriculture, and use the course to enter into a well-paid career where you will use advanced technologies and help to transform the world’s biomedicine and agricultural industries. Apply computer tools to understand biology and design new tools to analyse big data.

  • Study on-campus using the largest high performance supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere (The Phoenix Higher Performance Computing service).
  • Access the Bioinformatics Hub including specialist training, software and supervision from current world-recognised researchers.
  • Gain cutting-edge training that will set you up for a global career in bioinformatics, helping to solve real world problems in research, human health and agriculture.
  • Graduate from an innovative postgraduate program combining coursework and the ability to complete a major research project of your choice.

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Paniz Tavakoli
Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical), PhD candidate at SAHMRI

I found that the highly qualified academic and research staff teach you advanced courses and highly necessary lab skills. Biotechnology Masters at The University of Adelaide provided me with the latest knowledge in my field required for accomplishing my goals.

Paniz Tavakoli

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