About the Department
Bachelor’s degree in agricultural biotechnology (biotech) containing a set of science and technology, tissue culture, molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry and genetic engineering.
The aim of the course is dedicated and expert trained experts. That by learning and applying new techniques to work in various fields of science and agriculture, including agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and to improve agriculture and increase their efficiency. Promote and deepen agricultural biotechnology in human society, which is one of the modern and new technology. Education and training also need expert manufacturing, service and agricultural research are the main objectives of the course.
Regulations adopted by the Council in accordance with the plan, the duration of the biotech agricultural engineering (biotechnology) as well as other fields of agricultural experts, an average of four years (seven or eight semesters) and a maximum of five years (ten semesters). Each term or semester consists of 16 weeks of training and educational system the course is modular. Each theoretical lessons per semester for 16 hours and each practical unit for 32 hours or laboratory classic.
job opportunity or Market job
The job market in agricultural biotechnology has never been better. The recent increases in federal funding for research along with heightened corporate activity in biotechnology has led to unprecedented career prospects in not only molecular biology areas such as genomics, but also related fields such as bioinformatics, public communication, regulatory affairs, and patent law. Whether you are seeking a job in academia, government, or industry, the Internet can be your ally.
On the Web, you can locate job advertisements, learn about the company or the university, instantly contact the employer, and forward your resume. There are websites devoted to careers in biotechnology with a searchable database of jobs where you can also post your resume, subscribe to a `job alert’ notification, learn how to craft a winning resume, network with other career seekers to share ideas and experiences, and read helpful articles on career search strategies and interview skills. The Internet also abounds with information for aspiring graduate students and postdocs on fellowship opportunities across various institutions and details on research interests of potential advisors.
Biotechnology job information can be found on various Internet sites sponsored by scientific journals, professional societies, federal agencies, companies, newsgroups, and of course, dedicated career sites. In our research, we found that Science magazine (http://www.sciencemag.org) and the American Society of Plant Physiology (http://aspp.org) sites have the most job and assistantship listings in agricultural biotechnology. Sites devoted to biotechnology careers such as Biocareer (http://www.biocareer.com) or Medzilla (http://www.medzilla.com) are dominated by biomedical-related jobs, but nevertheless have very helpful articles on job hunting, resume tips, interactive advice columns, and useful links. An insider tip to those seeking graduate assistantships and postdocs: locate the list of scientists who have recently received grants along with their project summary at funding agencies including the USDA (http://www.reeusda.gov/nri/) and NSF (http://www.nsf.gov) and contact the scientists directly. You can easily obtain the email addresses of funded scientists at their university home pages or through people search engines such as Yahoo (http://people.yahoo.com/) or Switchboard (http://www.switchboard.com).
Specialized use of this field:
All biotechnology majors are encouraged to participate in research. Research experience is valuable on many levels: It diversifies the department experience; teaches how scientists apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to real world questions; provides the opportunity to work with and get to know researchers who are the best in their field; enables participation in cutting edge scientific questions and techniques; enhances the student’s resume/CV when applying to graduate or professional school; and finally, it is essential to help the student determine if science is an appropriate career choice.
The role and ability of graduates: Course graduates have skills in the following areas and can play a role in increasing agricultural efficiency by:
– The ability to develop in vitro methods of production and propagation of seeds and plants by tissue culture, which is a fast and unlimited growing season.
– Make plants resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses (salinity, drought, cold, heat, pests and diseases) through genetic engineering
– Identify and manipulate genes in different organisms and the use of genetic engineering to create useful plants or animals that have high production efficiency or the production of certain essential.
– The launch of new techniques and superior based on physics, chemistry, mathematics in various agricultural biodiversity
Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use” (UN Convention on Biological Diversity). Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with the (related) fields of bioengineering, biomedical engineering, etc bioengineering, biomedical engineering.
Biotechnology prepares students for careers where knowledge of molecular biology and genetic engineering are important. Students will have the opportunity to learn various techniques and scientific procedures in molecular biology, virology, bioengineering, cell and tissue culture and bioinformatics.
Education & Research Facilities
DNA Manipulation a) Large scale plasmid DNA preparation
- b) Restriction enzyme digestion and gel electrophoresis
- a) Gel purification
- b) Ligation
- c) Transformation
- a) Plasmid mini preparation and gel analysis
- b) Probe generation
- c) Southern transfer
- d) Southern hybridization
- e) Detection
- f) PCR analysis
Gene expression analysis
Dr. Hassan Feizi
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Crop Ecology, Faculty of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Torbat Heydarieh, Iran.
Tel.: +98 51 52299634, Fax: +98 51 52299632
Iran, Razavi-Khorasan Province, Torbat Heydarieh County, University of torbat heydarieh, Central Building, Faculty of Natural Resources, Department of Plant Production .
Fax: +98 51 52299632
ZIP code: 95161-68595