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College of Biotechnology

About College

The College of Biotechnology, Misr University for Science and Technology was established in 2006 by Republican Decree No. 283 of 2006.

Biotechnology is a field of science that combines biology with technology to develop innovative solutions for various sectors, including healthcare, agriculture, industry, and environmental conservation. It involves the use of living organisms, such as cells, bacteria, and plants, as well as their components and derivatives, to create new products, improve processes, and address societal challenges.

At its core, Biotechnology harnesses the fundamental knowledge of biological systems and manipulates them at a molecular level to achieve desired outcomes. This manipulation can involve genetic engineering where the DNA of organisms is modified to introduce new traits or enhance existing ones. Biotechnology also encompasses techniques for isolating, characterizing, and manipulating biological molecules, such as proteins and enzymes, for various applications. Also, genome editing is a powerful technique in Biotechnology that allows scientists to make precise changes to the DNA sequence of an organism. It involves modifying the genetic material (genome) of an organism by adding, deleting, or altering specific DNA sequences.

In the field of healthcare, Biotechnology has revolutionized the development of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and therapies. It has enabled the production of recombinant proteins, such as insulin and growth factors, through genetically engineered microorganisms or cell lines. Biotechnology has also contributed to the development of advanced diagnostic tools, such as DNA sequencing and molecular diagnostics, which allow for early detection and personalized treatment of diseases. Recently, almost all COVID-19 vaccines were produced mainly with the aid of Biotechnology.

In agriculture, Biotechnology has played a crucial role in improving crop yield, resistance to pests and diseases, and improving nutritional content. Genetically modified plants have been developed to enhance traits such as drought tolerance, herbicide resistance, and nutritional value, offering potential solutions to global food security challenges, and hence Biotechnology is at the core of addressing most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Genetically modified animals are one of the applications of Agricultural Biotechnology. These modified animals are crucial in studying human diseases and developing potential treatments, producing therapeutic proteins, antibodies, hormones, and vaccines. Also, it can be engineered to exhibit desirable traits such as disease resistance, improved growth rate, increased fertility, and enhanced meat quality.

Industrial Biotechnology focuses mainly on utilizing biological systems to produce valuable chemicals, biofuels, and materials sustainably. This approach often involves the use of microorganisms or enzymes to carry out specific chemical reactions, reducing the reliance on traditional chemical synthesis methods that can be energy-intensive and harmful to the environment.

Moreover, Biotechnology contributes to environmental conservation through applications such as bioremediation, where microorganisms are employed to degrade pollutants and clean up contaminated sites. It also involves the development of renewable and bio-based resources to replace fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The field of Biotechnology continues to evolve rapidly, driven by advancements in areas such as Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, and Nanotechnology. These advancements are expanding our understanding of biological systems and providing new tools for manipulating them.

Therefore, Biotechnology holds great promise for addressing global challenges in areas such as healthcare, food production, energy, and environmental sustainability, making it a crucial and exciting field of study and innovation.

The College of Biotechnology comprises the following academic departments.

Organizational Structure College of Biotechnology


The faculty comprises the following academic departments

  1. Department of Medical Biotechnology.
  2. Department of Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology.
  3. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology.
  4. Department of Environmental Biotechnology.
  5. Department of Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics.

Medical Biotechnology


Medical Biotechnology is the newest area of medicine. Molecular medicine is becoming fundamental to almost every aspect of healthcare delivery, including assessment with a diagnosis of disease, therapeutic choice, therapeutic outcome monitoring, prognosis, directing preventive strategies, beginning-of-life decisions, patient and pathogen identification, and clinical epidemiology. The applications of Medical Biotechnology extended almost to all classes of animal and human diseases especially infectious diseases, such as viral, bacterial, and parasitic infectious diseases, (COVID-19, H5N1, H1N1, HBV, and HCV are examples of viral diseases). The College of Biotechnology aims to prepare qualified undergraduate and post-graduate students capable of working in the area of molecular diagnosis of diseases, molecular treatment, gene therapy, and stem cell research. The College also aims to prepare specialized students capable of solving several chronic problems like those relative to criminology and forensic medicine

Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology


In the Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology fields, students will be well-qualified in biopharmaceutical, pharmacogenomics, drug design, and personalized medicine. Here, both undergraduate and postgraduate students study how to tackle the challenges and opportunities in the dynamic fields of pharmaceutical development and industrial biotechnology, contributing to the advancement of healthcare, sustainability, and technological innovation

Agricultural Biotechnology


The focus of this discipline is the genetic manipulation of plants and animals using the tools of Biotechnology for highly increased quality and quantity of yields.

Applications of plant genetic engineering (transgenic plants) are the propagation of plants for crop improvement, disease resistance, drought and salinity resistance, herbicide resistance, oil content, delayed fruit ripening, edible vaccines, etc. Plant tissue culture plays a vital role in agricultural Biotechnology by enabling various applications and advancements in crop improvement like Micropropagation, Genetic transformation, Somatic embryogenesis, Cryopreservation, and Disease eradication. Transgenic animals provide many benefits. Transgenic livestock is being developed to increase production (for example egg, meat, milk), provide healthier more robust animals, more nutritious and healthier food, and disease-resistant animals

Environmental Biotechnology


Environmental Biotechnology is used to clean up contaminated environments. In Environmental Biotechnology, students will be capable to manage and remove wastes by implementing bioremediation strategies and developing innovative solutions for wastewater treatment, renewable energy production, and agricultural applications, including the development and use of biofertilizers and biopesticides, environmental conservation and restoration, as well as climate change mitigation efforts. Overall, students will address environmental challenges and promote sustainable development through its diverse applications.

Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics


The merge between Biotechnology and Information Technology reveals new insights and principles in life sciences. Bioinformatics is the science of managing and analyzing biological data, especially genomic and proteomic research data such as sequence analysis. Students can study tremendous details of biological processes (such as diseases) using the tools of bioinformatics, where they can evaluate the three-dimensional structure; the proteins and chemical messengers it interacts with, and the cellular pathways it participates in. Furthermore, Bioinformatics and functional genomics offer hope to help understand biomedical research questions

College Administratives

Message from the Dean
College Goals

Message from the Dean

Dear students,

Welcome to the College of Biotechnology. I am excited to have every one of you here, embarking on this incredible journey of scientific exploration and innovation. Biotechnology is a field that holds immense potential and promises to shape the future of medicine, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. As you step foot into our college, you are to join a community of passionate individuals who are dedicated to unlock the secrets of life and taming its power for the betterment of society.

Our college is not just a place of learning; it is a hub of creativity, collaboration, and cutting-edge research. Here, you will have the opportunity to work alongside renowned faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. They will guide, challenge and inspire you to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge.

Remember, you are the future of biotechnology. The discoveries you make, the innovations you pioneer, and the impact you create will shape the world we live in. Embrace this responsibility with humility, curiosity, and an unwavering commitment to ethical practices.

As you embark on this transformative journey, I urge you to dream big, aim high, and embrace challenges with resilience and determination. Your time at the College of Biotechnology will not only be academically enriching but also personally rewarding. Embrace every opportunity that you have, since through these experiences you will grow, learn, and truly flourish.

Once again, welcome to the College of Biotechnology. I am excited to witness your growth and achievements over the coming years. Together, let us push the boundaries of science and make a lasting impact on the world.


Best wishes for a fulfilling and successful academic journey.


Prof. Hala Eissa

Dean, College of Biotechnology

College Mission

As part of Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), the College of Biotechnology is committed to graduating a Biotechnology specialist according to the academic reference standards to meet the needs of local and regional labor market in the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental sectors; conduct innovative scientific research; providing community services; and scientific consulting, within the values of improvisational


College Vision

College of Biotechnology seeks to be academically accredited and to be one of the leading institutions locally, regionally and internationally in the multidisciplinary biotechnology fields

College Goals

The college’s strategic plan includes 8 strategic objectives:

  1. Work to ensure quality assurance in the College to be qualified for academic accreditation.
  2. Graduating a specialist who can compete locally and regionally.
  3. Conducting applied scientific research to provide solutions to health, environmental and agricultural problems.
  4. Launching a distinguished postgraduate program in the College.
  5. Enhance the community participation and communication with graduates.
  6. Developing the skills and capabilities of college members and leaders.
  7. Continuous evaluation and hence development based on the opinions of the beneficiaries.
  8. Enhancing the competitive position of the College.

Graduate Affairs and Career Advising committee

Committee goals:
  1. Enhancement and Reinforcement of communication with graduates to ensure their participation in events and activities organized by the College of Biotechnology.
  2. Building up cooperative learning with several external stakeholders for internship training programs, conferences, seminars, and workshops.
  3. Organize an annual job fair for graduate recruitment with several different career destinations from invested corporates, companies, and external stakeholders.
  4. Guide graduates towards potential future employment opportunities.
  5. Development of the academic curriculum and enhancement of research plans, and training programs consistent with the needs of the labor market with employment agencies.
  6. Follow up with graduate’s conditions in terms of aligning the nature of work with their academic and personal qualifications and putting in place training programs and workshops to enhance their skills to accommodate the nature and need of the labor market.
  7. Acquaint and update graduates with everything new that comes up in the academic and research fields.
  8. Build a database to communicate with college graduates and alumni.
  9. Assessment of graduate reputation and gathering their feedback from the labor market.
  10. Determine main challenges facing graduates in the labor market.
  11. Issuing an annual guide for college graduates.

Academic Programs

The student is required to complete successfully a minimum of 144 Credit Hours for graduation distributed as follows:

University requirements:  15 Credit Hours

College requirements:      129 Credit Hours (105 Compulsory + 24 Elective)


Total                               144 Credit Hours

I. University requirements: (15 Credit hours)

Students have to complete successfully the following courses:

Abbreviations & Course No.Course TitleCredit Hours
ENGL 101English Language I3
ENGL 102English Language II3
ENGL 201English Language III3
COMP 101Introduction to Computer Applications3
HUMN 102Scientific Thinking3

II. College requirements: (129 Credit hours)

A. Compulsory courses (105 Credit Hours)

Abbreviations & Course No.Course TitleCredit Hours
ANTC 202Animal Tissue Culture3
BCHM 201Biochemistry3
BEBS 302Bioethics and Biosafety3
BINF 301Principals of Bioinformatics3
BIOL 101General Biology I3
BIOL 102General Biology II3
BIOT 101Introduction to Biotechnology2
BPHY 101Biophysics3
BTSM 402Biotechnology Seminar2
CHEM 101General Chemistry3
CMBT 402Commercial Biotechnology2
CMBL 302Cancer Molecular Biology3
CYGN 202Cytogenetics3
ENBT 401Environmental Biotechnology3
EXBC 202Experimental Biochemistry3
GANL 302Genomic Analysis3
GENE 102Principals of Genetics3
GENG 301Genetic Engineering I3
GENG 302Genetic Engineering II3
HMBL 201Human Biology (Structure and Function of Human Body)3
HPTH 202Human Pathology3
MATH 101Basics in Mathematics2
MCGN 201Microbial Genetics3
MICR 102General Microbiology3
MLBS 401Molecular Biology of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses3
MLDG 401Molecular Diagnosis of Human Diseases3
MLFM 402Molecular Forensic Medicine3
MLGN 201Molecular Genetics I3
MLGN 202Molecular Genetics II3
OCHM 102Organic Chemistry3
PANL 401Proteomic Analysis2
PLTC 201Plant Tissue Culture3
PRBT 301Process in Biotechnology3
PRPH 301Principles of Pharmacology3
RSBT 401Research in Biotechnology I3
RSBT 402Research in Biotechnology II3
STAT 102Biostatistics2

III. College requirements: (B. Elective courses (24 Credit Hours)

B. Elective courses (24 Credit Hours)

The student is required to complete successfully a minimum of 24 Credit Hours from the following elective courses (at least 18 credit hours from levels 300 and 400).

Abbreviations & Course No.Course TitleCredit Hours
ANBR 301EAnimal Breeding3
ANBT 401EAnimal Biotechnology3
APMC 402EApplied Microbiology3
APTH 302EAnimal Pathology3
ARAB 101EArabic Language3
BFBP 403EBiofertilizers and Biopesticides3
BGMD 303EBiochemical Genetics of Metabolic Diseases3
BHGN 304EBehavioral Genetics2
BIOT 201EConcepts and Issues in Biotechnology2
BMBF 305EBiomass and Biofuel3
BRBD 404EBioremediation and Biodegradation3
CBIL 202EComparative Biology2
CBPH 203ECell Biology and Physiology3
CHPE 306EChemistry of Proteins and Enzymes3
COPR 204EComputer Programming I3
COPR 205EComputer Programming II3
ENMC 206EEnvironmental Mutagens and Carcinogens3
EVPG 207EEvolution and Population Genetics2
GETH 405EGene Therapy3
GNEM 208EGeneral Embryology3
GNHT 209EGeneral Histology3
HUMN 101EBehavioral Psychology3
HUPH 210EHuman Physiology3
IMMN 307EImmunology3
INVF 308EIn-vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer3
MABT 406EMarine Biotechnology3
MCBT 407EMicrobial Biotechnology3
MDBT 408 EMedical Biotechnology2
MGGR 409EManagement of Genetic Resources and Gene Bank2
MLEP 309EMolecular Epidemiology3
NABT 310ENanobiotechnology3
PBRD 211EPlant Breeding3
PHBT 410EPharmaceutical Biotechnology3
PHCG 311EPharmacognosy3
PHGN 411EPharmacogenomics3
PHYS 101EGeneral Physics3
PLBT 412EPlant Biotechnology3
PPTH 212EPlant Pathology3
SCBT 312 EStem Cell Technology3

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