Your complete guide to a PhD in Biotechnology

Everything you need to know about studying a PhD in Biotechnology

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Biotechnology refers to various techniques and technologies used in the bio-industrial production or bio-genetic controlled processes involving vegetal, animal or human organisms. Genetic manipulation is the most common form of using living organisms and bimolecular processes for the creation or modification of the physical properties of various types of products. Example of biotech products or practices include antibiotics, biofuels and genetically modified foods. An important medical application of biotechnology includes genetic processes that lead to organ regeneration.

Biotechnology contributes to developments in areas like agriculture, food production and security, climate control and medicine. Biotechnology can also help with solving some of the most pressing environmental issues, like oil spills, pesticide side effects or polluted water, contributing to the health of the natural environment.

Biotechnology degrees include blended curricula with a mixture of lectures in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, combined with laboratory work, computer applications and research and even ethical case studies. Biotechnology degrees provide solid grounding in biochemistry, molecular biology, genomic, bioinformatics, drug design and development, nanotechnology or innovation management, as well as in-depth IT skills.

Biotechnology graduates develop careers in a wide range of fields such as the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental industries, in genetics and regenerative medicine, in process control, or in research and development. Example roles include bio-informatician, biophysicist, quality control analyst, biomedical engineer, pharmaceutical sales representative, or crime lab technician.

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Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017)
Harvard University Cambridge, United States 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, United States 2
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, United States 3
Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China 4
Stanford University Stanford, United States 5
Cornell University Ithaca, United States 6
University of Queensland Saint Lucia, Australia 7
University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark 8
University of Toronto Pickering, Canada 9
University of Washington Seattle, United States 10
Seoul National University Anyang, South Korea 11
University of California, San Diego San Diego, United States 12
Wageningen University and Research Wageningen, Netherlands 13
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, United States 14
National University of Singapore Singapore, Singapore 15
University of California, Davis Davis, United States 16
University of Florida Gainesville, United States 17
University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, United States 18
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, United States 19
Ghent University Ledeberg, Belgium 20
University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom 21
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Copenhagen, Denmark 22
The Ohio State University Upper Arlington, United States 23
Tsinghua University Beijing, China 24
The University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 25
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, United States 26
University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom 27
UCL London, United Kingdom 28
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China 29
Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin, China 30
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, United States 31
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, United States 32
Pennsylvania State University State College, United States 33
Jianghan University Wuhan, China 34
University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada 34
University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland 36
The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom 37
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, United States 38
University of Sao Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 39
University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, United States 40
Michigan State University East Lansing, United States 41
Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis, United States 42
Yale University New Haven, United States 43
University of Georgia Athens, United States 44
Imperial London, United Kingdom 45
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, United States 46
Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden 46
Shandong University Jinan, China 48
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, United States 49
KU Leuven Brussels, Belgium 50
Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark 101
Arizona State University Tempe, United States 101
Bielefeld University Bielefeld, Germany 101
Boston University Boston, United States 101
Chalmers University of Technology Göteborg, Sweden 101
Columbia University New York City, United States 101
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) Delft, Netherlands 101
Emory University Atlanta, United States 101
Freie Universität Berlin Berlin Steglitz, Germany 101
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, China 101
Humboldt University Berlin Berlin, Germany 101
Hunan University of Arts & Science (Changde University) Changde, China 101
King's College London London, United Kingdom 101
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden 101
Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands 101
Nanjing University Nanjing, China 101
Northwest A & F University Xi'an, China 101
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) Ås, Norway 101
Oregon State University Corvallis, United States 101
Osaka University Osaka-shi, Japan 101
University Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France 101
Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands 101
Southwest University China Chongqing, China 101
Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden 101
Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou, China 101
Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101
University of Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom 101
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 101
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia 101
University of Texas at Austin Austin, United States 101
Tianjin University Tianjin, China 101
Tohoku University Sendai-shi, Japan 101
University College Cork Cork, Ireland 101
University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada 101
The University of Arizona Tucson, United States 101
University of Bologna Bologna, Italy 101
University of California, Riverside Riverside, United States 101
University of Connecticut Storrs, United States 101
University of Geneva Genève, Switzerland 101
University of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands 101
University of Jinan Jinan, China 101
University of Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland 101
University of Maryland Baltimore Baltimore, United States 101
University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, United States 101
University of Montpellier Montpellier, France 101
University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy 101
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Vienna, Austria 101
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, United States 101
University of Zurich Zürich, Switzerland 101
Vanderbilt University Nashville, United States 101
AgroParisTech - Institut des Sciences et Industries du Vivant et de l'Environnement Paris, France 151
Central South University Changsha, China 151
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germany 151
Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Villeurbanne, France 151
Dalian University of Technology Dalian, China 151
Erasmus University Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands 151
Fuzhou University Fuzhou, China 151
Hokkaido University Sapporo, Japan 151
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, United States 151
Jilin University Changchun, China 151
Kansas State University Manhattan, United States 151
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 151
King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 151
Kobe University Kobe, Japan 151
Laval University Québec, Canada 151
Nankai University Tianjin, China 151
National Autonomous University of Mexico Coyoacán, Mexico 151
University of Galway Galway, Ireland 151
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal 151
Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 151
Northwestern University Evanston, United States 151
Oregon Health & Science University Portland, United States 151
Sichuan University Chengdu, China 151
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Uppsala, Sweden 151
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland 151
Australian National University Canberra, Australia 151
University of Adelaide Adelaide, Australia 151
University of Auckland Auckland, New Zealand 151
University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 151
University of Basel Basel, Switzerland 151
University of Delaware Newark, United States 151
University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany 151
University of Göttingen Göttingen, Germany 151
The University of Milan Sesto San Giovanni, Italy 151
University of Minho Braga, Portugal 151
University of Montreal Montréal, Canada 151
University of Münster Münster, Germany 151
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, United States 151
University of Nottingham Nottingham, United Kingdom 151
University of Oslo Oslo, Norway 151
University of Padua Padua, Italy 151
University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, China 151
University of Sydney Sydney, Australia 151
University of Technology Sydney Sydney, Australia 151
University of Tübingen Tübingen, Germany 151
University of Vienna Vienna, Austria 151
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Brussels, Belgium 151
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 151
Wuhan University Wuhan, China 151
Yonsei University Seoul, South Korea 151
Aalto University Helsinki, Finland 201
Auburn University Auburn, United States 201
Autonomous University of Madrid Alcobendas, Spain 201
Beijing University of Chemical Technology Beijing, China 201
Brown University Providence, United States 201
Cardiff University Cardiff, United Kingdom 201
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, United States 201
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, United States 201
Chungbuk National University Wanju, South Korea 201
Chonnam National University Gwangju, South Korea 201
Clemson University Clemson, United States 201
Colorado State University Fort Collins, United States 201
Dartmouth College Hanover, United States 201
The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 201
Hannover Medical School Hannover, Germany 201
Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea 201
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Manhattan, United States 201
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, United States 201
INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France 201
Konkuk University Kuri, South Korea 201
Kyung Hee Cyber University Seoul, South Korea 201
Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan 201
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, United States 201
Massey University Palmerston North, New Zealand 201
McMaster University Hamilton, Canada 201
Mississippi State University Starkville, United States 201
Nanjing University of Technology Nanjing, China 201
National Chung Hsing University Taichung, Taiwan 201
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse Toulouse, France 201
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Taipei, Taiwan 201
New York University New York City, United States 201
Ocean University of China Qingdao, China 201
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, United States 201
Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Enjitsu, South Korea 201
Pusan National University Yangsan, South Korea 201
Qingdao University of Science and Technology Qingdao, China 201
Queen Mary University of London London, United Kingdom 201
Sapienza University of Rome Roma, Italy 201
Shanghai University Shanghai, China 201
Southeast University Nanjing, China 201
Sungkyunkwan University Seoul, South Korea 201
Braunschweig University of Technology Braunschweig, Germany 201
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel 201
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong (SAR) 201
University of Calgary Calgary, Canada 201
University of Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom 201
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston, United States 201
The University of Western Australia Perth, Australia 201
Trinity College Dublin Dublin, Ireland 201
TU Dresden Dresden, Germany 201
University at Buffalo Buffalo, United States 201
University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Buffalo, United States 201
University College Dublin Dublin, Ireland 201
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, United States 201
University of Bari Aldo Moro Bari, Italy 201
University of Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom 201
University of Bonn Bonn, Germany 201
University of Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom 201
University of California, Irvine (UCI) Irvine, United States 201
UNICAMP - University of Campinas Campinas, Brazil 201
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, United States 201
University of Cologne Köln, Germany 201
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Germany 201
University of East Anglia Norwich, United Kingdom 201
Goethe University Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main, Germany 201
Justus Liebig University Giessen Gießen, Germany 201
University of Gothenburg Göteborg, Sweden 201
University of Guelph Guelph, Canada 201
University of Hamburg Hamburg, Germany 201
University of Hohenheim Ostfildern, Germany 201
The University of Iowa Iowa City, United States 201
Friedrich Schiller University Jena Jena, Germany 201
University of Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom 201
Leipzig University Leipzig, Germany 201
University of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal 201
University of Liverpool Liverpool, United Kingdom 201
University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 201
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, United States 201
University of Nantes Nantes, France 201
University of Oklahoma Norman, United States 201
University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada 201
University of Paris Sud Orsay, France 201
University of Porto Porto, Portugal 201
University of Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela, Spain 201
University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Canada 201
University Sains Malaysia George Town, Malaysia 201
University of Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom 201
University of Strasbourg Strasbourg, France 201
University of Tsukuba Naka, Japan 201
University of Turin Turin, Italy 201
Ulm University Ulm, Germany 201
University of Utah Salt Lake City, United States 201
University of Valencia Valencia, Spain 201
University of Warwick Coventry, United Kingdom 201
Paris Diderot University Paris, France 201
University Putra Malaysia Kampong Baharu Balakong, Malaysia 201
University of Verona Verona, Italy 201
Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel 201
University of Western Ontario London, Canada 201
Xiamen University Xiamen, China 201
China Agricultural University Beijing, China 51
Duke University Durham, United States 51
East China University of Science and Technology Shangyu, China 51
Iowa State University Ames, United States 51
King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 51
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Daejeon, South Korea 51
Nanjing Agricultural University Xiaolingwei, China 51
Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore 51
National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan 51
North Carolina State University Raleigh, United States 51
Peking University Beijing, China 51
Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, Spain 51
South China University of Technology Guangzhou, China 51
ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Switzerland 51
Texas A&M University College Station, United States 51
Melbourne Business School Melbourne, Australia 51
Tongji University Shanghai, China 51
University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain 51
University of Chicago Chicago, United States 51
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, United States 51
University of Maryland College Park, United States 51
University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester Worcester, United States 51
University of Southern California Los Angeles, United States 51
Utrecht University Utrecht, Netherlands 51
Washington State University Pullman, United States 51
Aix-Marseille University Marseille, France 76
Autonomous University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain 76
Fudan University Shanghai, China 76
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, United States 76
Heidelberg University Heidelberg, Germany 76
Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan, China 76
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Karlsruhe, Germany 76
Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden 76
Korea University Seoul, South Korea 76
Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan 76
Lund University Lund, Sweden 76
McGill University Montréal, Canada 76
Monash University Clayton, Australia 76
National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan 76
Sorbonne University Paris, France 76
Purdue University West Lafayette, United States 76
Rutgers University New Brunswick, United States 76
RWTH Aachen University Aachen, Germany 76
Technical University of Munich München, Germany 76
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel 76
The University of Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom 76
Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich München, Germany 76
University of Tennessee Knoxville Knoxville, United States 76
University of Virginia Charlottesville, United States 76
Virginia Tech Blacksburg, United States 76
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