Biotechnology employs molecular biology and genetic engineering to develop new technologies and products, and to investigate their applications in medicine, industry, academia, and research and development. Alfaisal University realized the importance of biotechnology as it can potentially participate in a new industrial revolution in the 21st century. Biotechnology can play a major role in developing a knowledge society and establishing knowledge-based economy.
The MBS Biotechnology track includes courses dealing with the advanced techniques of molecular biology, genetic engineering, applications of nanotechnology, and special topics such as nanomedicine and its applications in disease diagnosis, drug formulation, and drug delivery.
The graduate program in biotechnology is a joint multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program of the following colleges: Science and General Studies and Medicine. The program was designed to adapt the approach of integrating and making maximum benefit from the varied research expertise and facilities available at the different Colleges of Alfaisal.
This program is open to the students of undergraduate degree from life sciences, pharmacy, medicine and engineering, Saudi and non-Saudi, local and international.