UPF's bachelor's degree programme in Biomedical Engineering provides high quality training with a broad scope in areas such as technology, physicochemical sciences and biomedicine. The training in question will enable students not only to work as biomedical engineers in projects in which technical engineering principles are applied to the fields of medicine and biology, but also to lead such undertakings. The programme places a great deal of emphasis on computational, physiological and biological modelling, and thus features optional tracks that revolve around systems biology, neuroscience, the cardiovascular system and the musculoskeletal system.
The Human Biology degree aims to provide students with the skills and the knowledge required to become professionals in the health and biomedical sector. The degree has been specifically designed in response to the demand frin industry and enables graduates to work in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry, clinical laboratories, biomedical research or teaching.
Campus Júnior UPF summer courses enable to bring University closer to high school students. Combining a theoretical and practical methodology, students are introduced in Synthetic Biology, learning how to design and create (in silico and in vivo) new forms of life.
Visit : Campus junior 2017
UPF-CRG iGEM TEAM 2018
The UPF-CRG Barcelona iGEM TEAM is multidisciplinary student team formed by Human Biology students, Biomedical Engineering students and Telecommunications Engineering students from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. They are working on a synthetic biology project to design an optimized bacteria able to capture fatty acids in order to fight against metastasis.
The team will present its project at the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine), an international synthetic biology competition held annually in Boston, Massachusetts. with the best students and universities from all over the world. Each one of the teams will work to solve actual problems with the help of genetic engineered organisms plus the respective obtention of the budget to make the project possible. Finally, our team will present the work done in the Giant Jamboree held in Boston this October 2018. To fund the project, the students have opened a campaign on the Fundació Goteo crowdfunding platform.
The team is supported by both the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) and the Department of Information and Communications Technologies (DTIC) at UPF as well as the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG).
The scientific advisors are
Dr. Marc Güell: Principal Investigator of Translational Synthetic Biology group in the DCEXS department of UPF.
Dr.Sergio Aranda: Postgraduate researcher in Epigenetic Events in Cancer group of Centre for Genomic Regulation.
Eva González: PhD student at DCEXS department of UPF.