Significant research is done in the field of biotechnology. Techniques involving molecular biology and biochemistry can be used to engineer (micro)organisms or control their metabolism. This programme explores the world of biotechnology.

You will learn how to conduct experiments and research in laboratories and create a biotechnological product. You will gain an insight into biological processes inside the cell. 

The subjects are presented in the form of courses, training sessions and workshops. You will carry out a research project designed to meet a specific need in the professional world. You will receive comprehensive coaching from tutors. The courses in this programme are Plant Biotechnology, Fermentation Technology, Genetics and Physiology of (Industrial) Microorganisms. You will receive training in Cell Culture & Purification and Applied Biochemistry.

The minor is part of the Medical Research and Biotechnology programme at the Avans School of Life Sciences and  Technology in Breda.