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The growing demand for the development and optimization of processes in sectors such as industry, food, agriculture, health, and diagnostics has fostered the incorporation of biotechnological methods for the creation of new products and services.

Therefore, developments in the field of biotechnology can benefit a large segment of the population with its vast areas of application. Graduates from the Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Tecnológico de Monterrey are able to work in the academic, scientific, and industrial environments, including the creation of knowledge.

This will allow graduates to develop innovative and sustainable technology for the benefit of society.


To train scientists who can generate cutting-edge knowledge in the area of biotechnology who are committed to helping their communities socially, ethically, and financially. Our graduates are aware of the need to create new sustainable technologies with a remarkable spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.

 

  • Top quality graduate programs that allow the student to acquire a holistic vision of the field of biotechnology not only from a basic science standpoint, but also from applied science. 
  • Students that graduate from this program are highly recognized for their ability to conduct high-impact research and develop sustainable technology that is both socially and economically beneficial.  
  • The quality of the students and the program is validated by the number of students that graduate and achieve to be accepted to Mexico’s National System of Researchers (SNI, Spanish) shortly after graduation. 
  •  The academic program’s faculty is made up of research professors, most of them belong to Mexico’s National System of Researchers (SNI, Spanish).
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey holds accreditations such as: SACS*, CIEES, SEP, and CONACYT**.

* Tecnológico de Monterrey is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (+1) 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tecnológico de Monterrey

** See the accreditation’s validity of our programs and their benefits in accordance with CONACYT’s provisions, at Mexico’s National Quality Graduate Programs official website.

  • Students with a Master’s degree in areas related to biotechnology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, food engineering, medicine, nutrition, among others.
  • Students who have developed oral and written communication skills in Spanish and English, including a genuine interest in innovative research focused on social welfare.
  • To hold a Master’s degree.
  • Have obtained a general average or GPA equal to or higher than 90/100 or its equivalent in his/her Master’s degree.
  • Obtain a score required for the program in the TOEFL English proficiency test.
  • Take the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Graduate Admission Test (PAEP test) and obtain the score required for the program or a score equivalent in other tests authorized by the Institution.
  • Take 3 exams of background knowledge in the field of study and approve (70/100) at least 2 out of 3 exams offered.  

Academic interview with the program director. 

Submit the admission application together with all the documentation required.  

Students with a Master’s degree in areas related to biotechnology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, food engineering, medicine, nutrition, among others. 

Students who have developed oral and written communication skills in Spanish and English, including a genuine interest in innovative research focused on social welfare.


MODALITY

Face to Face


DURATION

4.5 years


TAUGHT AT

Campus Monterrey


PERIOD

Semester

GRADUATE PROFILE

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to: 

Work in the areas of research, teaching, and development of new products and biotechnological processes. 

Obtain the potential to act as a leader or collaborator in areas such as nutrition or nutriomics, food technology, bioprocesses, pharmaceutics, medicine, molecular diagnostics, environmental technology, among others.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM'S COUNCIL
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Adriana Pacheco Moscoa

Research Professor in Environmental Biotechnology (microbial ecology and bioremediation).

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Alejandro Juan Alvarez Guerra

Research Professor. School of Engineering and Science

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Ashutosh Sharma

He is currently the Regional Director of the Bioengineering Department of the Tecnológi...

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Aurora Valdez Fragoso

Research Professor

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Carmen Hernández Brenes

Dr. Carmen Hernandez-Brenes received her Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of A...

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Carmen Téllez Pérez

I'm from Puebla, Mexico and in 2007 I got my bachelor degree on Food Science Engineer f...

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Carolina Senés Guerrero

In a world confronted with an increasing human population, one of the main challenges i...

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Celeste Ibarra Herrera

Assistant Professor of the Bioengineering and Sciences Department (South region)

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Cristina Elizabeth Chuck Hernández

Researcher

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Cuauhtemoc Licona Cassani

Group Leader, Systems an Synthetic Biology Lab

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Daniel Alberto Jacobo Velázquez

Dr. Daniel Alberto Jacobo Velázquez obtained the degree of engineer in food industries ...

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Daniel Guajardo Flores

Bioprocess and Delivery Systems

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Adriana Pacheco Moscoa

Research Professor in Environmental Biotechnology (microbial ecology and bioremediation).

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Alejandro Juan Alvarez Guerra

Research Professor. School of Engineering and Science

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Ashutosh Sharma

He is currently the Regional Director of the Bioengineering Department of the Tecnológi...

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Aurora Valdez Fragoso

Research Professor

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RESEARCH

Lines of Research

The three Lines of Generation and Application of Knowledge (LGAC, Spanish) were defined according to the evolution of the academic program and the training needs of researchers at a national and international levels. These three lines of research are the following:

1) FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY AND NUTRIGENOMICS

2) BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING

3) PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY.

Today, the program’s overall objective is for the graduates of the Ph. D. in Biotechnology (DBT) to be trained as scientists capable of producing innovative knowledge in order to establish cutting-edge technologies relevant to the biotechnology sector, with special emphasis in areas such as food, pharmaceutics, bioprocess engineering, and life sciences, which it is consistent with the research work being developed in the lines of research mentioned before. In addition, the Strategic Focus Research Groups (GIEE, Spanish) which are linked to the academic program, promote the development of research topics in the three lines of knowledge previously mentioned. 

Academic productivity

The results of the research project that the student develops throughout the program are shown in national and international conferences. Likewise, such knowledge is reflected in scientific articles published in indexed scientific journals, patent applications, and other scientific products. The average number of articles published by the students enrolled in the program at the time of graduation is more than 2.5 articles per student. In the last 6 years, the average of indexed scientific articles published annually by the professors of the Basic Academic Nucleus is more than 3 articles per professor.

RELATION WITH OTHER SECTORS

The program has connections with different sectors, mainly from the academic and industrial sectors. This is carried out through collaborative schemes such as stays at academic / scientific institutions both nationally and internationally, co-counseling with professors from other institutions and the development of innovation-related projects with the industrial sector. There is collaboration with national universities and institutions, as well as international institutions located in North America, Central America, South America, and Europe.

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