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POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

On the grounds that Biological Sciences are at the forefront of Sciences acquiring a broad and interdisciplinary nature and combining disciplines within and outside their traditional borders, Faculty of Biology offers the following Postgraduate Programes which, usually after four semesters of coursework and research, leading to the corresponding Master's degree (MSc):

   

Bioinformatics: Specializing in the use of high-level techniques and methods of Computer Science, Statistics and Mathematics to explore new ways of approaching and solving biological problems and better understanding the basic principles of Biology, because modern biological research generate large amounts of data requiring special tools for handling, storage, access, analysis and presentation.

   
Applications of Biology in Medicine (in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences): Advanced theoretical and practical further education - training of Biological and Medical Sciences graduates in subjects that are related to productive activities being developed rapidly in the field of Biology and Medicine, including: Molecular Diagnostics, Histology, Immunohistochemistry, Immunocytochemistry, Tissue cultures - Cell cultures, Microbiology - Virology, Electron Microscopy, Bioinformatics etc.
   
Clinical Biochemistry – Molecular Diagnostics (in collaboration with the Faculties of Chemistry and Nursing): High quality specialist training for young scientists by providing additional theoretical knowledge in a very dynamic area of modern science combined with practical training at University and Research Centers labs as well as at specialized laboratories of Hospitals and Diagnostic Centers, in order to create strains that would not only be able to take advantage of international expertise for the social and economic benefit, but also to contribute actively to the development of new technology in the early diagnosis of various diseases.
 
Microbial Biotechnology: Provision of specialized knowledge to university and technological education graduates on Molecular Biology and Systematic Genetic, Ecology, Physiology and Biochemistry of Microorganisms, Environmental and Clinical Microbiology and Food Microbiology, in order to: a) become familiar with microbiological techniques and molecular methods of handling environmental microbiological samples, b) understand issues related to nutrition, metabolism, growth techniques, mathematical standards and environmental factors influencing the growth of microorganisms, c) come into contact with the complexity of microbial world and the biodiversity concept and d) learn practical methods and applications of microbiology related to everyday life and industry.
   
Modern Trends in the Teaching of Biology with the Aid of New Technologies: High level training of university and technological education graduates in subjects related to productive activities that currently being developed rapidly in the field of education. The taught courses cover subjects that are related to Biology, Research Methodology and Statistics, Environmental Education, Teaching with New Technologies, the base of Psychoeducational teaching, Genetics Expertise and fundamental rights of the individual in accordance with the principles of Bioethics and include lectures and laboratory exercises, as well as multimedia presentations by the learners.
   
Ecology & Conservation of Biodiversity: The post-graduate program is designed to promote the knowledge and research in cutting-edge topics currently implemented in the broader field of Ecology. Emphasis is given to the terrestrial ecosystems, the conservation of biodiversity and other ecological applications. The program aims to generate highly trained scientists, educated  in the current scientific and technological trends, equipped with skills which will enable them to apply modern research approaches on critical environmental issues related to the ecology and biodiversity conservation of terrestrial ecosystems (inland waters included).
   

Interfaculty Postgraduate Programme in Oceanography (in collaboration with the Faculties of Geology and Geoenviromment, Physics and Chemistry): High quality education and training of scientists who will become capable to deal with the study, management and protection of marine environment, contribute to the development of Oceanographic Science and meet the relevant requirements both in Greece and in Europe and internationally, as the staffing of various services with specialists is necessary, especially in coastal and insular areas, in order to promote the implementation of projects, the development of research programs, the control of marine pollution and the proper management of marine resources.