Doctor of Science Major in Applied Microbiology
Graduating Student Qualities
Graduates will possess deep and comprehensive knowledge on the scientific and technological basis of the latest advances in their fields. They will be able to develop original research works in an autonomous and interdisciplinary manner for applied microbiology and communicate clear information to different sector, contributing to the creation, application, and dissemination of knowledge at national and international levels.
Additionally, they will propose and implement problem-solving techniques in public/private manufacturing and academic sectors of relevance through the multidisciplinary analysis of opportunity areas, applying ethical codes and environmental protection regulations.
Furthermore, graduates will help develop academic and social leadership to encourage a responsibly sustainable society for modern challenges, according to the values of UANL.
The purpose of the doctoral degree is to educate competitive human resources for international stages, with deep knowledge, professional ethics, and social responsibility, who will be able to develop original research works in an autonomous and interdisciplinary manner, and produce results of high scientific and technological quality in the field of applied microbiology. They will possess competitiveness for the innovative creation and application of knowledge, which meets the challenges demanded by society in academic, scientific, and industrial fields, with a special emphasis on the implementation of new microbiology techniques, microorganism and metabolite use, and the design, development, updating, and adaptation of large-scale microbial processes in order to obtain biological products, industrial improvement, and biological control.
The major in Applied Microbiology seeks to promote and apply scientific knowledge through education, research, and liaison with different society sectors, as well as relating the research advances at UANL with the technology development of our country.
Program of Study
During the development of the doctoral degree program in Applied Microbiology, special attention was given to the requirements of the UANL academic model of graduate studies with their five guiding principles: learning-based education, competency-based education, curriculum flexibility, educational processes, as well as academic internationalization and innovation. Other focal points were education trends, manufacturing sector views, reference frameworks for external assessment, and the economic, social, and work demands related to the labor market of our graduates, who will have be capable of applying their knowledge to improve our country.
In the 2012 program of study, two high-impact areas of knowledge creation and application are considered essential for the scientific and technological development of the country in microbiology: microbial metabolism and microbiological processes.
The doctoral degree program in Applied Microbiology is a traditional competency-based course that has been created according to the UANL academic model, with a more flexible and updated comprehensive evaluation system of partial and global final projects and an improved monitoring on the academic performance of students.
It also relies on the use of information-communication technologies and academic innovation, promoting research dissemination and the use of the NEXUS platform. This program includes theoretical-practical work, curricular and extracurricular activities, research seminars and stays for students and professors, participation in academic events, development and presentation of scientific works, tutoring, projects, and credit transfer of other UANL study programs.
Furthermore, our School of Graduate Studies systematically organizes an international congress each year and conducts scientific seminars every six months, where students can participate by presenting the advances of their dissertations.
The 2012 program of study comprises four main areas: core curriculum, free-choice electives, dissemination, and research. Each area includes at least one final project for evaluation. The following chart shows the learning units and their credits, as well as the evaluation method.
|Learning Units||Credits||Notes / Evaluation Method|
|Core Curriculum||26||Interdisciplinary Courses|
|The core curriculum consists of three learning units||One compulsory learning unit||6||The compulsory learning unit is
RESEARCH MANAGEMENT AND DISSEMINATION TOOLS.
Learning units are selected according to the dissertation.
A final project is mandatory for each learning unit.
|Predoctoral Test||14||Final project: Monograph; oral presentation and defense proving mastery of the discipline.|
|Free-Choice Elective||8||Research stay (student mobility) / Study certificate of the host institution.|
|Seminar I||2||Final project: Presentation of research protocol at the disciplinary seminar|
|Seminar II||2||Final project: Presentation of at least 20% of dissertation advances at the disciplinary seminar and the science forum.|
|Seminar III||2||Final project: Presentation of at least 40% of dissertation advances at the disciplinary seminar and the science forum.|
|Seminar IV||2||Final project: Presentation of at least 60% of dissertation advances at the disciplinary seminar and the science forum.|
|Seminar V||2||Final project: Presentation of at least 85% of dissertation advances at the disciplinary seminar and the science forum.|
|Seminar VI||2||Final project: Preliminary dissertation defense.|
|Dissemination I||7||Final project: Submission of article.|
|Dissemination II||7||Final project: Acceptation of article in Citation Index journals.|
|Dissertation I||5||Final project: Approval of research protocol.|
|Dissertation II||6||Final project: Completion of introduction, literature review, and methodology.|
|Dissertation III||6||Final project: Updated dissertation according to the scheduled advances.|
|Dissertation IV||9||Final project: Updated dissertation according to the scheduled advances.|
|Dissertation V||10||Final project: Updated dissertation according to the scheduled advances.|
|Dissertation VI||24||Final project: Review and approval of dissertation by the doctoral advisor.|
A total of 120 credits are distributed in the areas of core curriculum (26 credits), free-choice electives (8 credits), dissemination (26 credits), and research (60 credits). Each credit equals an average of 30 work hours per week, including curricular and extracurricular activities. The evaluation method for each learning unit will require a final project.
Program of Study per Semester:
|FIRST SEMESTER||Credits||FOURTH SEMESTER||Credits|
|RESEARCH MANAGEMENT AND DISSEMINATION TOOLS||
|ELECTIVE I||3||SEMINAR IV||2|
|SEMINAR I||2||DISSERTATION IV||9|
|DISSERTATION I||5||FIFTH SEMESTER|
|SECOND SEMESTER||SEMINAR V||2|
|ELECTIVE II||3||DISSERTATION V||10|
|FREE-CHOICE ELECTIVE||8||SIXTH SEMESTER|
|SEMINAR II||2||DISSEMINATION II||7|
|DISSERTATION II||6||SEMINAR VI||2|
|THIRD SEMESTER||DISSERTATION VI||24|
Total Credits = 120
|ELECTIVE LEARNING UNITS|
|PHYSIOLOGY AND MICROBIAL BIOCHEMISTRY||RESEARCH TECHNICAL INSTRUMENTS|
|CELL RESEARCH TECHNIQUES||APPLIED BIOCATALYSIS|
|ANALYTICAL MICROBIOLOGY||BIOCHEMISTRY OF FERMENTATION|
|MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY||EXPERIMENT DESIGN|
|STANDARD MICROBIOLOGICAL LABORATORY AND INDUSTRY PRACTICES||BIOREMEDIATION AND EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES|
|ENGINEERING OF MICROBIOLOGICAL PROCESSES||GREEN CHEMISTRY|
|MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS||SELECTED TOPICS ON APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY|
|FIRST SEMESTER||SECOND SEMESTER||THIRD SEMESTER||FOURTH SEMESTER||FIFTH SEMESTER||SIXTH SEMESTER|
|*Research Management and Dissemination Tools||PREDOCTORAL TEST|
|DISSEMINATION I||DISSEMINATION II|
|DISSERTATION I||DISSERTATION II||DISSERTATION III||DISSERTATION IV||DISSERTATION V||DISSERTATION VI|
|SEMINAR I||SEMINAR II||SEMINAR III||SEMINAR IV||SEMINAR V||SEMINAR VI|
|**ELECTIVE I||** ELECTIVE II||*FREE-CHOICE ELECTIVE / STAY|
*COMPULSORY LEARNING UNITS
**ELECTIVES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SECOND SEMESTER, DEPENDING ON THE RESEARCH PROJECT
|First Class||Second Class|
|Julio Cesar Beltran Rocha||Mariano Francisco Candelario Torres|
|Maria de los Angeles Garcia Hernandez||Carlos Jesus Castillo Zacarias|
|————————————————————-||Teresa Vargas Cortez|
Areas of Knowledge Creation and Application
Research projects are conducted to create new knowledge on microbial metabolism as a key element to understand and develop biotechnological application techniques.
Processes involving microorganism or metabolite use in health, environmental pollution, and energy generation are developed to improve the life quality of society.
Graduate Student-Advisor-Tutoring Committee Relationships
|Doctoral Degree Students||Dissertation Title||Advisor||Co-Advisor||Tutoring Committee|
|Julio Beltran Rocha||Reassessment Study of Microalgae Biomass from a Tertiary Treatment System of Municipal Wastewater.||Dr. Ulrico J. Lopez Chuken||Dr. Juan Fco. Villarreal Chiu External advisor: Dra. Icela Dagmar Barcelo Quintal (UAM-Azcapotzalco)||Dr. Luis H. Alvarez Valencia Dra. Ma. Teresa Garza Gonzalez Dr. Juan Manuel Alfaro Barbosa (PG QAA)|
|Mariano F. Candelario Torres||Assessment of Bioprocesses for Producing Bokashi Compost and Biogas from Agribusiness Waste and Endemic Microbial Consortia.||Dr. Ulrico J. Lopez Chuken||Dr. Juan Fco. Villarreal Chiu External advisor: Dr Hugo Alberto Luna Olvera (IB-School of Biology-UANL)||Dr. Luis H. Alvarez Valencia Dr. Jose Ruben Ramirez Morones
Dr. J. Alberto Gomez Treviño
|Maria de los Angeles Garcia Hernandez||Culturing Mexico-Endemic Metallophilic Fungal Strains for Sustainable Technology Applications.||Dra. Ma. Teresa Garza Gonzalez||Dr. Juan Fco. Villarreal Chiu||Dr. Ulrich J. Lopez Chuken Dr. Luis H. Alvarez Valencia Dra. Ma. Elena Cantu
Dra. Idalia Gomez
|Carlos Castillo Zacarias||Bioanode Development from Serratia sp. Biofilm and its Secondary Metabolite, Prodigiosine as Redox Mediator in its Potential Application to a Microbial Fuel Cell.||Dra. Ma. Elena Cantu Cardenas||Dr. Juan Fco. Villarreal Chiu||Dra. Ma. Teresa Garza Gonzalez Dr. Luis H. Alvarez Valencia Dr. Nora Aleyda Garcia Gomez (PG QM)|
|Teresa Vargas Cortez||Expression and Purification of Recombinant Proteins and Biopharmaceuticals in Escherichia coli Using SmbP as a Fusion Protein.||Dr. Xristo Zarate Kalfopulos||Dra. Ma. Teresa Garza Gonzalez Dr. J. Alberto Gomez Treviño Dr J. Ruben Morones|
MASTER AND DOCTORAL DEGREES OF SCIENCE
MAJORS: SUSTAINABLE PROCESSES, PHARMACY, MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY.
2017 OFFICIAL INVITATION FOR THE JANUARY-JUNE SEMESTER
1 Submit the following documentation at:
a) The Office of Student Records of our School of Graduate Studies: five 1″x 1.18″ photographs, original academic transcript, copy of personal number (CURP), and copy of the undergraduate degree certificate.
b) Office of graduate studies: a 1″ x 1.18″ photograph, copy of academic transcript, copy of the undergraduate degree certificate, resume, letter of intent, and two recommendation letters.
2 Minimum grade point average of 80.
3 Take the corresponding tests.
4 Minimum score of 50 in the EXCI Test or 460 in the TOEFL Test for master degree; minimum score of 70 in the EXCI Test or 533 in the TOEFL Test for doctoral degree.
4 Attend an interview with the Admission Committee.
5 Carry out the enrollment procedures once the student is admitted.
|Document Submission Due Date||November 10, 2016||Office of Student Records and Office of Graduate Studies|
|Preregistration at UANL for EXCI and EXANI-III Tests||First Dates||Second Dates||Third Dates||Fourth Dates||http://www.uanl.mx/aspirantes/convocatoria/concurso-de-ingreso-posgrado.html|
|August 1-16||Sep 1-13||October 1-18||Nov 1-15|
|Payment Due Date||August 17||Sep 14||October 19||Nov 16||School of Graduate Studies 8:30|
|CENEVAL Survey||August 18||Sep 15||October 20||Nov 17||http://registroenlinea.ceneval.edu.mx/RegistroLinea/indexCerrado.php#registroExamen
|English Proficiency Test: EXCI Test||August 26||Sep 23||October 28||Nov 25||School of Graduate Studies 8:30|
|General Knowledge Test: EXANI III Test.||August 27||Sep 24||October 29||Nov 26|
|Preregistration at the School of Chemistry for Specific
Knowledge and Psychometric Tests
|Submit documents as required in section b) at the Office of Graduate Studies before November 11, 2016.||Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: (81) 1340 4415
|Specific Knowledge Test||November 24, 2016|| School of Graduate Studies 15:00
Study Guides at www.fcq.uanl.mx
|Psychometric Test||November 24, 2016||School of Chemistry
Information Technology Room I
2nd Floor of the Classroom Building II 15:00
|Interview||Interviews will be assigned by the corresponding director of graduate studies.||According to the major, please contact:
Sustainable Processes: nancy.davilagz @uanl.edu.mx
Pharmacy: firstname.lastname@example.orgApplied Microbiology: email@example.com
Environmental Analytical Chemistry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials Chemistry: email@example.com
|Admission Notification||December 5, 2016||www.fcq.uanl.mx|
|Introductory Course for Incoming Graduate Students||January 12, 2017||Auditorium of the School of Graduate Studies|
|Registration Period for August-December 2016||January 11, 12, and 13, 2017||School of Graduate Studies
from 10:00 to 15:00
|CLASSES BEGIN ON JANUARY 16, 2017|
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 19:00
Location: Av. Guerrero esq. Calle Progreso Colonia Treviño, Monterrey, N.L.
Phone: (81) 1340 4415
Switchboard: (81) 8329 4000 Extension 3406
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
|STUDY GUIDES||DIRECTORS OF GRADUATE STUDIES IN SCIENCE|
|PHARMACY||DRA. LUCIA GPE. CANTU CARDENAS
Phone: (81) 8329 4000 Extension 6227
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY||DRA. MA. ELENA CANTU CARDENAS
Phone: (81) 8329 4000 Extension 6227
E-mail Address: email@example.com
|MATERIALS CHEMISTRY||DRA. MA. IDALIA DEL C. GOMEZ DE LA FUENTE
Phone: (81) 8329 4000 Extension 6241
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY||DR. EDGAR JOCSAN RUIZ RUIZ
Phone: (81) 8329 4000 Extension 3432
E-mail Address: email@example.com
|SUSTAINABLE PROCESSES||DRA. NANCY ELIZABETH DAVILA GUZMAN
Phone: (81) 8329 4000 Extension 6235
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCI and EXANI-III Tests $1,565 MXN (at any Banorte branch)*
Specific Knowledge and Psychometric Tests $1,000 MXN (at the School of Chemistry Treasury)*
*Prices are subject to change without notice.