The MCMB is organised in MODULES:

MODULES ECTS CREDITS
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology* 5
Experimental techniques** 6/9
Specialisation 31/39
Master's thesis 15
TOTAL OF CREDITS 60

*Compulsory

**Students will choose 2 (minimum) or 3 (maximum) subjects of this module

Module Progress in Cellular and Molecular Biology (5 ECTS)

Module Experimental Techniques (6/9 ECTS)

To pass this module it will be necessary to take and pass a minimum of two subjects (6 ECTS) and a maximum of three (9 ECTS), to be chosen from the following (click on each subject to download the corresponding Teaching Guide):

Experimental Techniques in Cellular and Molecular Biology I (3 ECTS)

-Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence

-Confocal microscopy and electron microscope

Experimental Techniques in Cellular and Molecular Biology II (3ECTS)

-Introduction to the scientific method and philosophy of science

-Cell culture, cytometry and cell separation

-Handling of micro-organisms.

Experimental Techniques in Cellular and Molecular Biology III (3ECTS)

-Protein electrophoresis and Western blot

-Nucleic acid electrophoresis, Northern y Southern blots , RT-PCR

Specialisation Module (31/34 ECTS)

To pass this module it will be necessary to take and pass a certain number of compulsory and optional subjects of the MCMB (the detailed content of these can be found here):

(SEM1= 1st semester, SEM2 =2nd semester. (Click on each subject to download the corresponding Teaching Guide.)

To obtain a specialisation, you must have taken 1 compulsory subject and 3 optional subjects, distributed according to the following table of specialisations:

SPECIALISATION IN DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
COMPULSORY Developmental Biology (5 ECTS)
OPTIONAL (choose 3) Cellular Biology Molecular Biology Cellular Neurobiology Development of the Nervous System
SPECIALISATION IN BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
COMPULSORY Molecular Biology (5 ECTS)
OPTIONAL (choose 3) Recombinant DNA Technology Molecular Biology and Plant Biotechnology Structural and Functional Genomics Bioinformatics
SPECIALISATION IN MICROBIOLOGY
COMPULSORY Biology of Micro-organism-Host Interaction (5 ECTS)
OPTIONAL (choose 3) Microbial patologies of plants Pathologies of aquaculture species Structural and Functional Genomics Molecular Biology
SPECIALISATION IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
COMPULSORY Structural and Functional Genomics (5 ECTS)
OPTIONAL (choose 3) Molecular Biology Cellular Biology Analysis y Modelling Bioinformatics
SPECIALISATION IN NEUROBIOLOGY
COMPULSORY Cellular Neurobiology (4 ECTS)
OPTIONAL (choose 3) Development of Nervous System Cellular and molecular bases of behaviour Cellular Biology Molecular Biology

Module Master's thesis (TFM) (15 ECTS)

It consists of an original research project (15 ECTS). The guidelines for carrying out this work are specified in the Guide for the preparation of the TFM, in the  TFM Regulations of the Faculty of Sciences and in the TFM Teaching Guide. If the student does not complete this TFM, he/she will not obtain the Official Master’s Degree, although by completing 60 credits among those offered, he/she will be able to access the PhD research period.

Composition of the examining board for the academic year 2020-21: In the meeting of the academic commission of the Master “Cellular and Molecular Biology” of the UMA, it was agreed on the participation of the professors who will compose the examining board that will evaluate the defences of the Master’s thesis during the academic year 2020-21. This panel is composed of the professors shown below:

President: ANTONIA GUTIERREZ PÉREZ (Department Cellular Biology)

Secretary: DIEGO F. ROMERO HINOJOSA (Department Microbiology)

Chairperson: CONCEPCIÓN ÁVILA SAEZ (Department Molecular Biology and Biochemistry)

Substitute 1: MIGUEL ÁNGEL MEDINA TORRES (Department Molecular Biology and Biochemistry)

Substitute 2: ALICIA RIVERA RAMÍREZ (Department Cellular Biology)

The TFM research project must be supervised by a tutor and fall within one of the 18 lines of research associated with the master’s degree:

  1. Regionalisation, morphogenesis and evolution of the vertebrate brain
  2. Ageing and neurodegenerative diseases
  3. Receptor interaction in the central nervous system
  4. Pluripotency of cells derived from the embryonic coelomic epithelium
  5. Vasculogenesis, angiogenesis y haematopoiesis
  6. Molecular and physiological analysis of fast-growing trees
  7. Molecular biology of nitrogen metabolism
  8. Functional genomics
  9. Structural and functional characterisation of proteins
  10. Molecular mechanisms of drug action
  11. Pathogen-plant interaction
  12. Plant pathogenic and applied biocontrol bacteria
  13. Water microbiology
  14. Pathogens in aquaculture
  15. Biology of phytopathogenic fungi
  16. Reproductive biology and molecular analysis in subtropical fruits
  17. Database integration
  18. Development of in silico predictive models.

The MCMB lecturers associated with each of the research lines 1-18 are listed below. Please note that these lines correspond to the general descriptors of the TFM subject as indicated in the MCMB Teaching Plan. For more specific information on the research projects carried out by each tutor, please visit the Lecturers page and consult the detailed information linked there.

DOCTORS DEPARTMENT LINES OF RESEARCH
ALDANA MONTES, JOSÉ F. Computer Languages and Sciences 17,18
ALONSO SÁNCHEZ, Mª CARMEN Microbiology 13,14
ÁVILA SÁNCHEZ, CONCEPCIÓN Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 7
BALEBONA ACCINO, Mª CARMEN Microbiology 14
BAUTISTA, ROCÍO Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
BORREGO GARCÍA, JUAN JOSÉ Microbiology 13,14
CÁNOVAS RAMOS, FRANCISCO Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 7
CAÑAS PENDÓN, RAFAEL A. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry  6,7
CARMONA MEJÍAS, RITA Animal Biology 4, 5
CASTRO LÓPEZ, DOLORES Microbiology 13,14
CAZORLA LÓPEZ, FRANCISCO Microbiology 12
CLAROS DÍAZ, GONZALO Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 17
DÁVILA CANSINO, JOSÉ CARLOS Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology 2
FERNÁNDEZ ORTUÑO, DOLORES Microbiology 15
GARCÍA GUTIÉRREZ, ÁNGEL Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 8
GARCÍA ROSADO, ESTHER Microbiology 13,14
GUADIX DOMÍNGUEZ, JUAN A. Animal Biology 4, 5
GUIRADO HIDALGO, SALVADOR Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology 1
GUTIÉRREZ BARRANQUERO, J.A. Microbiology 12
GUTIÉRREZ PÉREZ, ANTONIA Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology 2
HORMAZA URROZ, JOSÉ I. Station “la Mayora” (CSIC) 1
JEREZ ARAGONÉS, JOSÉ A. Computer Languages and Sciences  17
LOZANO CASTRO, JOSÉ Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 9
MEDIAN TORRES, MIGUEL ÁNGEL Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 10,18
MORIÑIGO GUTIÉRREZ, MIGUEL A. Microbiology 14
MUÑOZ-CHÁPULI ORIOL, RAMÓN Animal Biology 4,5
PASCUAL MORENO, BELÉN Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 7
PÉREZ GARCÍA, ALEJANDRO Microbiology 11, 15
PÉREZ POMARES, JOSÉ MARÍA Animal Biology 4,5
REAL AVILÉS, Mª ÁNGELES Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology 3,
RIVERA RAMÍREZ, ALICIA Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology 3
ROMERO HINOJOSA, DIEGO F. Microbiology 12
RUIZ CANTÓN, FRANCISCO Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 8
SÁNCHEZ JIMÉNEZ, FRANCISCA Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 8,18
SUÁREZ MARÍN, Mª FERNANDA Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 7
TORÉS MONTOSA, JUAN ANTONIO Station “la Mayora” (CSIC) 15
URDIALES RUIZ, JOSÉ LUIS Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 9,18
VICENTE MORENO, ANTONIO DE Microbiology 11,12
VIGUERAS MÍNGUEZ, ENRIQUE Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology 8