Diploma in Molecular Biology and biotechnology

Diploma in Molecular Biology and biotechnology

Date and time: 17/04/2017 to 23/08/2017 - Monday, Wednesday - 18:30 hrs.
Place: Faculty of Sciences (Las Palmeras 3425, Ñuñoa, Santiago) + 562 29787203

It organizes: Faculty of Sciences of the University of Chile
Target audience: Professionals, graduates and technical superior in the biological area, that working in applied areas or teachers interested in topics of Molecular Biology and biotechnology.


Application requirements

  • Bachelor degree certificate or technician.
  • Letter of Foundation of your interest in the graduate
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Copy identity card on both sides.
  • Certificate of title scan
  • Complete application form (attached on this page)

Description of Diploma:

Molecular Biology is the scientific discipline that seeks to understand the molecular basis of heredity, genetic variation and gene expression patterns. It is a multidisciplinary field, including in diverse areas such as genetics and biochemistry, contributing to the development of genetic engineering and biotechnology, which uses living beings or its derivatives for the production of goods and services.


  • Provide advanced training in Molecular Biology, DNA techniques recombinant and concepts of biotechnology, through lectures, workshops and hands-on activities.
  • Delve into the classic genetic concepts, flow and regulation of genetic information.
  • Integrating theoretical knowledge with conducting workshops and hands-on activities including genetic engineering tools.
  • Acquire notions of the different fields of biotechnology.


Activity Weighting
Workshops of exercises 15%
Laboratory reports 40%
Seminar 15%
Test 3 (10% each) 30%

To pass the Diploma, the mark is 4.0. In addition to minimum: 80% attendance, being mandatory the evaluated activities.

In case of absence, this must be duly justified to the Coordinator of continuing education.

Duration 110 chronological hours
Home April 2017
Inscripciones From January 5 to March 10, 2017
Schedule Monday and Wednesday from 18:30 to 21:30 hours.
Lugar Faculty of Sciences. University of Chile
Las Palmeras 3425, Ñuñoa, Santiago.
  • Quotas — As a way to do more custom work, this diploma provides maximum 20 members. The minimum number of registered so that the diploma is 16 participants.

Diploma Programme:

Module I. genetic information.
Classical and modern genetics.
Replication and maintenance of genetic material.
Basic techniques for the manipulation of microorganisms.
Genetic control of metabolism.

Module II. Expression and regulation of the genome.
Deciphering the genetic code.
Flow of genetic information: the DNA to protein.
Structure and function of proteins
Regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
Genetic basis of inherited diseases.

Module III. Genetic engineering and biotechnology
Molecular tools for genetic manipulation.
Sequencing of DNA and bioinformatic analysis.
Genomics, Transcriptomics and proteomics.

Academic coordinators:
Dr. Jennifer Alcaíno
Dr. Marcelo Baeza

We invite you to review this link with the current investigations of our academics: http://ciencias.uchile.cl/ciencias/ciencia_para_todos.php

Value: $1,100,000 can pay 5 installments (from $220,000 each), which must be documented in checks before the start of the diploma, the first day and the latter in the month of term of the diploma.

Source: www.uchile.CL