Chair of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

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Chair of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

The Chair of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology was founded in 2005 and located in a very modern three-floor building Collegium Biotechnologicum, equipped with specialist laboratory apparatus, which was co-financed by the EU.  The Chair consists of two departments: Department of Biotechnology and Department of Physicochemical Research and 15 Laboratories. There are 35 members of staff, including six full professors and  eight habilitated doctors, whose research outcome consists of 13 monographs, 42 chapters in monographs, 160 papers published in journals from the Philadelphia List and 18 patents. The Chair cooperates with research institutions in Poland and abroad, e.g. Odessa, Dubna, Hradec Králové, University of Colorado, Leibniz, Norwegian Meteorological Institute. As a result of the cooperation bacteria composites which were used for biodegradable methods for waste and sewage.

Research areas:

  • bio-utilisation of organic waste with the use of active autochthonic and museum strains;
  • genetic adaptation of chosen strains of micro-organisms in regard to bio-utilisation of organic compounds;
  • bioleaching of metal ores (European Union project);
  • kinetics of chosen enzyme reactions;
  • cloning and sequencing of Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes responsible for intracellular breathing processes;
  • monitoring of forest ecosystems;
  • fungi in agrocenosis, pathogens of crop plants; 
  • fungi in construction, studying harmfulness and control;
  • evaluation of microbiological activity of micro-organisms;
  • non-embryonic human stem cells;  
  • methods of examining changeability of human morphological traits;

Study programmes:

Biotechnology can be recommended to prospective students who are interested in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, environmental protection, bioengineering, bioinformatics, and medicine. Biotechnological methods are used in medicine, environmental protection, agriculture and industry. Students can develop their interests in the Student Research Group and present the outcome of their research in national and international conferences.

Biotechnology - 3.5-year engineering programme                                                                       
Biotechnology - 3-year BA programme

Applied Biotechnology 2-year MA programme                                                                       
Biotechnology in Cosmetology - 2-year MA programme

Future Careers:

Graduates of Biotechnology are prepared for work in:

  • Biotechnological industry and related industries
  • Research and diagnostic laboratories

They have knowledge and skills to:

  • perform basic analytics and basic research with the use of biological material
  • operate research and technical devices and tools
  • design and conduct an experiment
  • prepare and conduct biotechnological processes
  • use IT for obtaining information and designing biotechnological processes
  • use modern lab techniques including molecular technologies
  • prepare and optimize biotechnological processes used in food industry and environmental protection
  • supervise the proper use of cosmetics and cosmetic techniques
  • evaluate the quality of cosmetic materials and products


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Chair of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
University of Opole
ul. Kominka 6a 45-032 Opole, Poland

Phone: +48 77 401 6050