Program Overview Molecular Biomedicine * - UDLAP
Program Overview
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Train doctors in Molecular Biomedicine, able to design and develop collaborative and cutting-edge research integrating different disciplines of the medical, biological and chemical areas with complementary approaches, as well as mastering molecular biomedicine technologies, techniques and laboratory equipment in Biomedical research through the development of biological, biotechnological and chemical products to solve health problems, enhance research in biomedicine and contribute to life quality.

Likewise, the program seeks to form specialists capable of promoting and effectively communicate the results of their research in scientific media that represent, through a scientific contribution, an advance in knowledge within the biomedical field.

The candidate who enters the postgraduate program (direct doctorate) requires a bachelor's degree in areas of health, biological sciences or an equivalent such as medicine, chemistry, biology, physics, pharmacy, health sciences, biotechnology, nanotechnology, among others. The average obtained in the degree program must be equal to or greater than 8 (scale 0 - 10). It does not contemplate aspiring with masters since it is a direct doctorate.


To enter, the candidate must pass an examination of general knowledge of the areas of study (chemistry, mathematics, biology, physiology, biochemistry) and demonstrate command of the English language. Know the fundamentals and management of chromatography, spectroscopy, ultraviolet, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry equipment, as well as handle the fundamentals of molecular methods of analysis, different analytical chemistry techniques and it is desirable that the candidate has experience in research.

  • Capacity for observation, scientific analysis and common sense.
  • Ability to adapt, learn and emotional stability.
  • Ability to work in a team and in a multidisciplinary way.
  • Ability to perform basic and clinical research.
  • Ability to analyze problems.
  • Ability to use different methods of analysis.
  • Interest and motivation for the scientific development of science and technology.
  • Availability to dedicate exclusively to their studies.
  • Respect for life and ethical behavior.
  • Sense of responsibility.
  • Constancy, dedication and great desire for improvement.
  • Concern for social, environmental and humanistic development.
  • Ingenuity and creativity to develop research proposals.
  • Self-criticism, sensitivity, and a capability for leadership.
  • Clear Oral and in written communication of experimental results.
  • Discern appropriate information for a topic (information literacy).

The graduate integrates the theoretical, methodological, practical and technical foundations of the discipline, acquired during the different subjects of the curriculum, to apply in his/her professional practice and to develop research in the field of biomedicine.

The knowledge, skills and abilities, attitudes and values that the graduate will develop are:

  • To use laboratory techniques and equipment to obtain natural and synthetic compounds with biomedical application, by extracting or synthesizing new materials.
  • To examine the data obtained in the development of experiments during the obtaining of natural and synthetic compounds using different techniques of substance analysis, for the treatment and analysis of the results of the investigation.
  • To synthesize the results of research in technical reports, review articles and posters, using the appropriate formats to disseminate new knowledge.
  • To analyze results of the development of biomedical products and processes using statistical methods in experiments to generate continuous improvement and ensure effectiveness and reproducibility of research results.
  • To analyze and integrate, efficiently and effectively, the results of their research to present them through the writing of articles in specialized scientific journals and outreach, oral presentations in seminars and active participation in national and international congresses and symposia.
  • To develop and defend clear, adequate and efficient research proposals, in obtaining the necessary funds to carry out quality research, participating in the calls for national and international organizations in molecular biomedicine.
Skills and abilities
  • Design original proposals for interdisciplinary research in biological health sciences and chemistry applied to biomedical problems, which contribute to the generation of original scientific knowledge in their area and are based on the highest ethical principles.
  • Develop and conduct projects in the resolution of biomedical problems applying fundamentals of the different areas of molecular biomedicine, to generate broader knowledge.
  • Participate in collaborative interdisciplinary working groups for the development of research projects.
  • Implement technological alternatives in the development of biomedical products for the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies through systematic methodologies specific to the area of molecular biomedicine.
  • Participate competitively in the various sectors of academia, government or industry through participation in national and international calls to promote research programs in biomedicine.
  • Committed to continuous professional development, through participation in different academic forums of the discipline, to stay updated in the biomedical area and to exercise the profession with efficiency and responsibility.
  • Committed to the training of high level human resources as a transmitter of knowledge in theoretical and / or experimental teaching, with the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science.
  • Shows availability and flexibility when working in a team, being tolerant to different personal and professional points of view, to achieve a harmonious and productive collaborative work.
  • Proposes sustainable solutions through the application of methods and techniques that do not negatively affect the environment or the community.
  • Undertakes research in favor of the human being by applying the ethical standards of biomedicine to contribute to raising life quality.
  • Respect the ethical principles in the exercise of the profession for the benefit of all living beings.
  • Propose strategies that demonstrate a social commitment for the benefit of society.
  • Natural and synthetic compounds with biomedical applications: Research of new pharmacological actives, the synthesis, purification, characterization and evaluation of organic and inorganic compounds, including nanomaterials, whose biological activity has potential biomedical applications, emphasizing the specific interaction that these compounds can have with different biomolecules with in order to elucidate the mechanisms of biological activity.
  • Preclinical and clinical research on biotechnology and therapeutics: Use and development of techniques associated with the field of translational research, to find new treatments and diagnoses, including the evaluation of the viability of new chemical and biotechnological products through the design of preclinical and clinical studies considering their phases, tests and tools needed.

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Note: Offering of the program is subject to the number of students enrolled.

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