Welcome to Medical Biotechnology at Kermanshah
University of Medical Sciences. This unique interdisciplinary program, with
participation from experts in a broad spectrum of fields, provides exciting
opportunities for training and research in areas bridging industrial, pharmaceutical
and environmental biotechnology, molecular biology, regenerative medicine,
tissue engineering, industrial microbiology, proteomics, protein chemistry and
health sciences. I am thrilled that you, as Master students, and I, as the head
of the Department, will have the opportunity to commence a new year of our
academic lives together. The Department has a
dynamic, vibrant and highly motivating training and research environment, which
is achieved through a combination of high quality students and academic staff who
are committed to learning and scientific discovery.
The department is composed of seven academic staff members,
researchers and teaching assistants, each with a unique purpose and focus.
Staff members participate in teaching and have expertise in conducting
research. We are committed to the ongoing pursuit of excellence and innovation.
Education, research, and innovation are collaborative efforts on our campus,
with student engagement critical to discovery in labs across KUMS. Improving
our student experience and graduate outcomes remains a top priority at KUMS.
The Department is situated in the Faculty of Medicine’s campus.
The campus is conveniently located outside the city centre in extensive
parkland on the foothills of the Zagros mountain ranges with spectacular
scenery and landscape, and there is also easy access to shops and restaurants.
The Department of Medical Biotechnology’s well-equipped teaching
and research laboratories are located in the Faculty of Medicine, Molecular
Biology Research Centre (MBRC), and in the adjacent Faculty of Pharmacy, Daneshgah
Avenue. The department research laboratory is endowed with cutting edge equipment.
Academic staff members, research associates & assistances, and undergraduate
and post-graduate students conduct research in areas of drug discovery, vaccine
development, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, molecular medicine, molecular
biology, cell culture, proteomics, immunology, human genetics, genetic
engineering, marine biotechnology, immunochemistry and protein chemistry.
We collaborate extensively with molecular biologists, molecular
geneticists, tissue engineering biochemists, microbiologists, cancer and public
health researchers, and industrial and government scientists. Our students
benefit from cross-disciplinary collaboration, joint supervision, and access to
advanced research facilities. Our graduates either pursue further research
training or seize employment opportunities in academia; government health and
environment departments; the biotechnology, medical and pharmaceutical industries;
clinical laboratories; or consulting firms.
The Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology also provides a solid
foundation for those interested in careers related to tissue engineering,
molecular microbiology, and industrial and pharmaceutical biotechnology. It can
also result in post-graduate studies and research careers in universities,
research institutes, hospitals, and industrial or governmental laboratories.
Study one of the fastest-growing areas in science and learn the
latest techniques in biotechnology research, as well as up-to-date
bio-processing and production technologies. Our education strategy aims to
ensure that our students build success, recognition and esteem.
Governance structures have been developed that facilitate
innovative and comprehensive incentive programs for academic staff; which support
publication in top tier journals. We have an active seminar and visiting
academic program that encourages research collaboration and promotes staff to
present research at competitive international conferences to empower our
objective of being an innovative and pioneering academic department. Together
with our Advisory Committee, we are working toward a plan with a futuristic
vision, and a model of continuous improvement to ensure the Department of Medical
Biotechnology of KUMS continues to have a positive impact in a changing world.
As we launch the beginning of the 2019 academic year, I encourage you
all to take pride in our achievements and share your enthusiasm for the future
of our dynamic and vibrant learning community. We have much to celebrate and
many opportunities before us. As we encourage and inspire our students along
their educational journeys, our mission is to empower our students to reach their
full potential in both the teaching area and the community.
Once again, I welcome you to one of Iran’s best Departments for
post-graduate education, and I sincerely wish you all the best in this exciting
journey that will lead to knowledge and a fulfilling career.
Best wishes for a wonderful year,
Dr. Yadollah Bahrami
Head, Department of Medical
Deputy, Global Strategies and
Kermanshah University of Medical