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College of Biotechnology

About College

Biotechnology includes applications of genetic engineering in medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, and modern agriculture to provide food security, preserve and develop the environment and invest its natural resources. Biotechnology is the twenty-first-century revolution in life sciences. It is the global hope in providing and ensuring food security and a revolution in human health care, whether in methods of prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of all human diseases, mainly incurable diseases such as cancer. Or severe viral diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis C, or degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease or genetic diseases. Biotechnology also benefits from applying relevant modern technologies such as nanotechnology, information technology, and femtoseconds within its technologies.

The College of Biotechnology was established in 2006 by Republican Decree No. 283 of 2006, and 12 batches have graduated so far.

The College includes selecting the best faculty members from medicine, pharmacy, science, agriculture, and biotechnology who work in harmony to provide a distinguished study program that offers graduates capable of competing in the labor market at the local and international levels.

The efforts of the faculty members have combined with all the staff and students of the College to obtain the academic accreditation from the National Authority for Quality Assurance of Education and Accreditation during the year 2021. The College strives sustainably always to remain a leader in the various fields 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, assessment with a diagnosis of disease, therapeutic choice, therapeutic outcome monitoring, prognosis, prediction of disease risk, directing preventive strategies, beginning-of-life decisions, patient and pathogen identification, and clinical epidemiology. The applications of Medical Biotechnology extended almost all classes of animal and human diseases especially infectious diseases, such as viral, bacterial, parasitic infectious diseases, (H5N1, H1N1, HBV, and HCV are examples of viral diseases). In the medical and pharmaceutical fields, the students will be well prepared in molecular diagnosis, molecular treatment, gene therapy, and stem cell research.

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 and gene therapy, and stem cell research. The college also aims to prepare specialized students capable of solving a number of 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 post-graduate students study how to engineer the genetic makeup of economically important microorganisms to render them more productive (qualitatively and quantitatively) in different industrial processes.

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. Transgenic animals are providing 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 being used to clean up contaminated environments, rising demands for biofuels are expected to be good news for biotechnology. For environmental biotechnology, students will be capable to manipulate the microbial genomes to be more efficient in industrial processing, environmental cleaning, and combating environmental pollution. Moreover, biotechnological techniques are being used for biodiversity conservation.

Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics


The merger of Biotechnology and Information Technology with the goal of revealing 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. We can study tremendous details of biological processes (such as diseases) using the tools of bioinformatics. We 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

Biotechnology is the 21st-century revolution in life sciences and its applications in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture and the environment to meet the global challenges in the fields of health care, food security, industrial development, and environmental conservation.

It is one of the technologies emerging within the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Her Excellency Prof. Suad Kafafy, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and His Excellency the President of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Khalid Al-Tukhi, stated that Egypt should not miss this revolution by establishing the Faculty of Biotechnology at Misr University for Science and Technology.


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

At the College of Biotechnology, we are seeking 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 Title Credit Hours
ENGL 101 English Language I 3
ENGL 102 English Language II 3
ENGL 201 English Language III 3
COMP 101 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
HUMN 102 Scientific Thinking 3
Total 15

II. College requirements: (129 Credit hours)

A. Compulsory courses (105 Credit Hours)

Abbreviations & Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
ANTC 202 Animal Tissue Culture 3
BCHM 201 Biochemistry 3
BEBS 302 Bioethics and Biosafety 3
BINF 301 Principals of Bioinformatics 3
BIOL 101 General Biology I 3
BIOL 102 General Biology II 3
BIOT 101 Introduction to Biotechnology 2
BPHY 101 Biophysics 3
BTSM 402 Biotechnology Seminar 2
CHEM 101 General Chemistry 3
CMBT 402 Commercial Biotechnology 2
CMBL 302 Cancer Molecular Biology 3
CYGN 202 Cytogenetics 3
ENBT 401 Environmental Biotechnology 3
EXBC 202 Experimental Biochemistry 3
GANL 302 Genomic Analysis 3
GENE 102 Principals of Genetics 3
GENG 301 Genetic Engineering I 3
GENG 302 Genetic Engineering II 3
HMBL 201 Human Biology (Structure and Function of Human Body) 3
HPTH 202 Human Pathology 3
MATH 101 Basics in Mathematics 2
MCGN 201 Microbial Genetics 3
MICR 102 General Microbiology 3
MLBS 401 Molecular Biology of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses 3
MLDG 401 Molecular Diagnosis of Human Diseases 3
MLFM 402 Molecular Forensic Medicine 3
MLGN 201 Molecular Genetics I 3
MLGN 202 Molecular Genetics II 3
OCHM 102 Organic Chemistry 3
PANL 401 Proteomic Analysis 2
PLTC 201 Plant Tissue Culture 3
PRBT 301 Process in Biotechnology 3
PRPH 301 Principles of Pharmacology 3
RSBT 401 Research in Biotechnology I 3
RSBT 402 Research in Biotechnology II 3
STAT 102 Biostatistics 2
Total 105

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 Title Credit Hours
ANBR 301E Animal Breeding 3
ANBT 401E Animal Biotechnology 3
APMC 402E Applied Microbiology 3
APTH 302E Animal Pathology 3
ARAB 101E Arabic Language 3
BFBP 403E Biofertilizers and Biopesticides 3
BGMD 303E Biochemical Genetics of Metabolic Diseases 3
BHGN 304E Behavioral Genetics 2
BIOT 201E Concepts and Issues in Biotechnology 2
BMBF 305E Biomass and Biofuel 3
BRBD 404E Bioremediation and Biodegradation 3
CBIL 202E Comparative Biology 2
CBPH 203E Cell Biology and Physiology 3
CHPE 306E Chemistry of Proteins and Enzymes 3
COPR 204E Computer Programming I 3
COPR 205E Computer Programming II 3
ENMC 206E Environmental Mutagens and Carcinogens 3
EVPG 207E Evolution and Population Genetics 2
GETH 405E Gene Therapy 3
GNEM 208E General Embryology 3
GNHT 209E General Histology 3
HUMN 101E Behavioral Psychology 3
HUPH 210E Human Physiology 3
IMMN 307E Immunology 3
INVF 308E In-vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer 3
MABT 406E Marine Biotechnology 3
MCBT 407E Microbial Biotechnology 3
MDBT 408 E Medical Biotechnology 2
MGGR 409E Management of Genetic Resources and Gene Bank 2
MLEP 309E Molecular Epidemiology 3
NABT 310E Nanobiotechnology 3
PBRD 211E Plant Breeding 3
PHBT 410E Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3
PHCG 311E Pharmacognosy 3
PHGN 411E Pharmacogenomics 3
PHYS 101E General Physics 3
PLBT 412E Plant Biotechnology 3
PPTH 212E Plant Pathology 3
SCBT 312 E Stem Cell Technology 3

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