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MScBMB

Welcome to the Master program Biochemistry and Molecular Biology!

  • Lab life

    Impressions from the lab

  • S1 labs

    All our labs adhere to highest safety standards (S1 level) 

  • lab work

    peak into one of our labs 

  • confocal imaging

    Molecular marker targeting the centromere of chromosomes enables detection of genetic abnormalities. 

  • microinjection

    Microinjection of cells is a potent tool to investigate the effect of selected biological effectors and functionalized nanoparticles.

  • Imaging of plant cells

    Yellow fluorescent protein can be used as a robust biomarker for the identification of transgenic organisms.

  • Correlative light-electron microscopy

    CLEM image of C. elegans intestinal lumen shows the expression of a molecular chaperone tagged with GFP in the surrounding epithelial cells.

Why studying BMB in Bremen?

Special features of the Master's program
Special features of the Master's program

Become an independent critical thinker and problem solver

This interdisciplinary MSc Program will provide you with a thorough education in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The first modules will provide you with the basics. Next, you will be trained hands-on in various laboratory courses. With guidance from us you will become an independent and critical thinker. You can then use the broad scientific background obtained in the first semester to connect the dots and to tackle scientific challenges.

Your competencies upon graduation from BMB

Upon graduation from the Master program Biochemistry and Molecular Biology you will be:

  • able to handle scientific and technical questions independently and can develop solutions
  • able to design, conduct and evaluate scientific experiments, including on the interfaces between scientific areas in interdisciplinary teams.
  • in the position to use your interdisciplinary background to communicate and discuss scientific challenges with scientists from other specializations

Program coordinator

Porträt Janine Kirstein

General enquiries

Please contact Prof. Janine Kirstein

Quotes from previous BMB students

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Sebastian

"The BMB program offers a thorough education in all the basics of molecular biology, biochemistry and science in general, with the option to specialize in various fields. All teachers make a great effort to individually guide and support the students in the transition from lecture-based learning towards the academic work in science, including laboratory work, science communication and writing."

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Nimesha

The program is quite diverse, with respect to the people that are accepted (multi national) and also with respect to the courses offered. The exposure to various labs and projects helps you realise your interest. One gets a lot of hands on experience throughout the course. Since there are so many courses offered there is also a lot of scientific writing that one has to go through which has helped me a lot! All the professors who are a part of the course are extremely friendly and approachable. All in all a very fruitful experience for me."

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Theresa

"I learned an incredible amount of information in a short amount of time. All from very knowledgeable professors and researchers I had a tremendous amount of respect for."

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Ajinkya

"The BMB program helped me to develop greatly as curious scientist, improving my scientific questioning and understanding to a very great extent. What I was really impressed was the amount of different labs I could work with throughout the initial year letting me try my hands at different fields before choosing one to settle with."

Events & News

DAAD award to MSc student Drishan Dahal

09.2020 / DAAD-SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is provided to International students who are starting the final period of their studies.

Drishan, a current MSc BMB student from Nepal received this scholarship in September 2020. 

"The DAAD Studienabschluss-Stipendium has been a great relief for me at these times of financial struggle. With no student job in hand, I had great pressure  to strengthen my savings required for the rest of my study period. Fortunately, now the scholarship adds up to my personal savings ensuring financial security until the end of September, 2021. This scholarship has given a psychological boost enabling me to completely focus on my studies now."  

 

That’s what a „good mood in the brain” looks like: Researchers have marked the serotonergic neurons yellow.
That’s what a „good mood in the brain” looks like: Researchers have marked the serotonergic neurons yellow.

How does being happy work?

01.2021 / RESEARCH / BIRGIT BRUNS

What happens in our bodies when we’re happy? And can we trigger it ourselves?

Professor Olivia Masseck from the University of Bremen has the answers.

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Work with cyanobacteria at the sterile bench: Thanks to his research findings, Dr. Mario Waespy is recognized both within and outside of the faculty.
Work with cyanobacteria at the sterile bench: Thanks to his research findings, Dr. Mario Waespy is recognized both within and outside of the faculty.

Biochemically, we’re like a lollipop!

01.2001 / CAMPUS LIFE / KAI UWE BOHN / ANJA RADMACHER

Glycobiochemistry. It initially sounds very specific, yet the word in itself basically reveals everything. It’s about glycol – thus sugar – at the interface between biology and chemistry.

Dr. Mario Waespy has yielded outstanding research successes in the eponymous working group within the Faculty of Biology/Chemistry.

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