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MPhil/PhD Biotechnology

Areas of research include: Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Medicinal Plant Biotechnology, Ethnobotany, Agricultural Biotechnology (plant tissue culture including micropropagation and biofarming; crop production and quality improvement; product development & value chain expansion), Biomedical Biotechnology, Nutraceutical Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Nutritional Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Molecular Plant Pathology, Molecular Virology, Nano-biotechnology.

Post-graduate will be supervised by staff of the Centre and have a main research lab. If what you want to do is not at the Centre, we can access it elsewhere.

Level of Study: 
  1. To provide a strong understanding of the foundation, principles, and application of the substantive areas of biotechnology, with emphasis on plant biotechnology and plant molecular biology.
  2. To train students with modern scientific equipment, tools, techniques and methodologies used in genetic engineering and biotechnology research and development.
  3. To encourage the development of problem solving skills in the student area of specialization in biotechnology
Entry Requirements: 
  • A Bachelor’s degree from the University of the West Indies, or other recognized universities, with at least an upper second class honours.
  • Students must demonstrate aptitude in independent research and have passed the core undergraduate biotechnology and biochemistry courses, including molecular biology courses at the UWI.
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