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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 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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