The PhD in Biotechnology aims to:

  • To train scientific scientists capable of producing innovative knowledge to establish cutting-edge technologies relevant to the biotechnology sector, with special emphasis on the food and pharmaceutical areas and life sciences.
  • Train leaders or collaborators in the mentioned research areas within national and international research groups.

In particular, the program seeks to train researchers:

  • Independent, with skills, knowledge and skills to identify opportunities, develop and direct relevant and relevant research projects for the biotechnological development of Mexico.
  • Recognized for its ability to create knowledge and promote technological solutions in the biotechnology area for research centers, the sectors: productive, educational, academic and social of the country.
  • Capable of linking with the productive sector so that the fruits of research are translated into improved technologies, processes and products that drive the development of the country.
  • Able to create, disseminate and transmit knowledge in an ethical manner with a high sense of responsibility and social commitment.



Program taught by professors with doctorate degree and professional experience of the School of Engineering and Sciences of Tecnológico de Monterrey.


This program has accreditations and recognitions from national and international institutions such as:

  • Program accredited by the National Graduate Quality Register (PNPC) of CONACyT.
  • Commission of Universities of the Association of Schools and Universities of the South of the United States (SACS).
  • The Tecnológico de Monterrey is accredited by the Commission of Universities of the Association of Schools and Universities of the South of the United States to grant professional degrees and academic degrees of masters and doctorates. Contact the College Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (1) 404-679-4500 (1) 404-679-4500, for questions about the Tecnológico de Monterrey accreditation.
  • National Postgraduate Program in Quality (PNPC) of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT).
  • Recognition of official validity of the Secretariat of Public Education of Mexico.

Educational model

The active participation of students in their professional and personal education is promoted through individual and collaborative learning. This model also allows the student to build their knowledge with the guidance of expert teachers in their professional field and in teaching.

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The Doctorate in Biotechnology is aimed at:

  • Graduates of programs related to the Chemical-Biological Sciences, such as Biochemists, Chemists, Biologists, Doctors and Engineers in the areas of Biotechnology, Agronomy, Food, Chemistry and Pharmacy

The candidate must have:

  • Excellent academic background, command of a second language (English), and have a vocation as a researcher in any of the fields of knowledge promoted by the doctoral program.
  • Full-time availability to attend the program, written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English, interest and research skills.
  • Capacity of written and oral communication, interest in the development of research work, and full dedication to a combined work of learning in the classroom and laboratory.

Graduates of the Doctorate in Biotechnology are scientists capable of producing innovative biological knowledge to establish cutting-edge technologies relevant to the food and pharmaceutical sector, as well as to understand basic phenomena in the field of life sciences. In national and international research groups, they have the potential to act as leaders or collaborators in areas such as: nutraceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, bioinformatics, bioprocesses, cancer, cardiovascular sciences, stem cell biology, biomedical devices, biophysics, immunology and metabolism, among others

The results of their discoveries must be arbitrated to be published in: congresses, articles, indexed journals or patents. This transfer of knowledge, as well as all your professional achievements must follow the legal, ethical and official standards.

The graduate of this program will be able to:

  • Understand the application of basic sciences and research methods in the areas of cell biology, physiology, biochemistry and bioprocess engineering.
  • Use research skills, including translational research, critical thinking, laboratory safety practices, and experimental planning.
  • Design experiments, from the identification of problems to the interpretation of results.
  • Critically analyze results and data with advanced statistical tools, such as bioinformatics and data storage and management.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with colleagues: mentors, researchers, society and sponsors.
  • Make decisions with scientific criteria and with critical thinking in their practice as a researcher following the legal provisions, ethics and official government regulations.

Lines of investigation

The three Lines of Generation and Application of Knowledge (LGAC) were defined according to the evolution of the academic program and to the training needs of researchers at a national and international level. Those three lines are:

  1. Food biotechnology and nutrigenomics,
  2. Bioprocess engineering3) Pharmaceutical and medical biotechnology.

Currently the general objective of the program is that graduates of the Doctorate in Biotechnology are trained as scientists capable of producing innovative knowledge to establish cutting-edge technologies relevant to the biotechnology sector, with special emphasis in the areas of food, pharmaceutical, bioprocess and engineering. life sciences. What is consistent with the research work that develops in the mentioned lines. Additionally, the Strategic Approach Research Groups (GIEE) linked to the academic program promote the development of research topics in the three lines of knowledge mentioned above.

Academic productivity

The results of the research project that the student develops throughout the program are presented in national and international congresses. In the same way, this knowledge is embodied in scientific articles published in indexed scientific journals, patent applications and other scientific products. The average number of articles published by the students of the program at the time of graduation is greater than 2.5 articles per student. In the last 6 years the average of indexed scientific articles published annually by the professors of the Basic Academic Nucleus is greater than 3 articles per professor.

Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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