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The Doctorate in Biotechnology was designed as a doctorate program that operates institutionally with the participation of network nodes, which perform logistic functions within the operation of the Doctorate in Biotechnology and the sum of these forces will be concentrated institutionally. This proposal originates from an interest in forming a doctoral program where the Institute's academic units experiences, human resources and infrastructure are used to enter the area of biotechnology.

The following sites are included as active nodes:

1. The Genomics Biotechnology Center (GBC), Reynosa, Tamaulipas;

2. The Interdisciplinary Research Center for Integrated Regional Development, Sinaloa Unit (CIIDIR Sinaloa), Guasave, Sinaloa;

3. Interdisciplinary Research Center for Integrated Regional Development Durango Unit (CIIDIR Durango), Durango, Durango;

4. Center of Applied Biotechnology Research (CIBA-IPN, Tlaxcala) Tepetitla, Tlaxcala;

5. National School of Medicine and Homeopathy (ENMyH), Mexico City,

6. National School of Biological Sciences (ENCB), Mexico City,

THE NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY NETWORK 

Through the:

GENOMICS BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER (GBC)

CENTER OF APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH (CIBA)

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH CENTER FOR INTEGRAL REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
DURANGO UNIT (CIIDIR-DURANGO) 

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH CENTER FOR INTEGRAL REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
SINALOA UNIT (CIIDIR-SINALOA)

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (ENCB) 

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HOMEOPATHY (ENMH)

A maximum of 15 students Will be accepted per academic unit. The institutions make a call for the selection process for entry into: 

The Doctorate of Science in Biotechnology-for 

August-December 2011


Oriented primarily for Masters of Science formed in the area of Chemical and Biological Sciences and related areas in Engineering, 
who wish to pursue research training in the field of Biotechnology.

A) Admission Requirements

I. Possess a Master's degree in Science or Certification of Degree Final Examination with a minimum grade average of 8.0 (eight) or equivalent.
II. Participate in the admissions process. 
III. The applicant must not have been suspended from any graduate program within the National Polytechnical Institute unless this suspension was revoked by the Graduate Faculty. 
IV. Documentation for admissions registration: A folder must be provided with the applicant's name on the tab (starting with the last name) that contains three copies of the following documents, plus a CD with the same documentation in PDF format in the following order:

1. Original and 2 photocopies of birth certificate. 
2. Three copies of official university transcript. 
3. Three copies of the Diploma (front and back). 
4. Three copies of the professional license or proof of its being processed. 
5. Three copies of the Degree Examination Certificate. 
6. Three copies of the Master's Degree Examination Certificate (front and back) 
7. Three copies of the certificate of Masters degree completion. 
8. Three copies of the Master's degree 
9. SIP-1 form. Application for admission to graduate studies. 
10. SIP-2 form. Curriculum vitae (without certificates). 
11. CENLEX-IPN record with an overall passing grade on the four English language skills exam, or two skills with a grade of eight or more 
12. SIP-5 form. Student Protest Letter for Mexican nationals 
13. SIP-9 form. Protest Letter for foreign students. 
14. SIP-6 form. Personal Statement. 
15. SIP-7 form. Revalidation of credits (if applicable). 
16. Four passport-size photographs in black and white (NOT SCANNED). 
17. Three copies of the CURP (Unique Population Registration Certificate). 
18. Three copies of the Masters professional license (except foreigners). Request SIP forms at the applying unit. 

FOREIGN STUDENTS. 
Additionally, foreign applicants must submit the following documents: 
19. Two copies of a valid migratory FM-3 that certifies legal residency in the country for academic purposes. 

MEXICAN AND FOREIGN STUDENTS WITH STUDIES ABROAD 
20. Legalized birth certificate, transcript, and legalized bachelor's and master's degree. Also, an official translation of the these documents must be included when they are in a language other than Spanish.

V. Two letters of academic recommendation and curriculum vitae 
VI. Cover the corresponding payments and fees.

B) Admission Process

I. Knowledge Test: consists of multiple choice questions in the following areas: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics 
II. English language test: Applicants must pass with a grade of at least 8.0 (eight) two skills from the four language skills CENLEX English test, or a TOEFL with 520 points (valid current certificate). 
III. Interview with the Admissions Committee: Individual interviews with each of the candidates, in which academic background, professional and academic experience as well as the applicant´s interest in participating in the Doctorate program are evaluted. 
IV. Any situation not considered herein will be resolved according to the Graduate Studies Regulations of the National Polytechnical Institute. 
V. The results of the process will be communicated via email.

C) Registration requirements 

I. Approve the admissions process. 
II. Provide at the time of registration, the original documents listed in Section A) Admission Requirements, a proposal letter from your thesis directors which states the project you will be participating in and the proposal from the professors that will form your Tutorial Committee. 
III. Upon admission, students must sign a commitment letter, which will also be signed by the Thesis Directors and the Tutorial Committee, indicating the expected date for obtaining the degree. IV. Cover the corresponding payments and fees.

D) Scholarships 

Students accepted into the program may request a CONACYT or Graduate Institutional Scholarship. Students accepted into the program that participate in research projects of the Research and Graduate Studies Secretariat (SIP) of the IPN may request a PIFI (Institutional Research Training Program) Scholarship, in both semesters of admission to the program. 
This support provided by the IPN is subject to the provisions and deadlines established by the admission regulations of each of the systems; more information is available at: www.sabe.ipn.mx/becas/. In addition, students accepted into the program that integrate linked research projects, can receive additional incentives.

E) General Information

Program Objective 
Train senior researchers to develop the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams in the field of biotechnology within the framework of projects oriented towards innovation and technological development.

Curriculum
The program includes three compulsory subjects (research seminars I, II, III) and the development of a research thesis that makes an original contribution to biotechnology knowledge (Doctorate Thesis), which will be demonstrated by publication of the related results in an indexed international journal of the area.

 

Fees 
• Admissions exam: Get information at the unit where you apply (see list of participating academic units).

• English Exam-four skills* Get information at the unit where you apply: Make the deposit at Bancomer account no. 00134641426 Account name: IPN CENLEX Santo Tomás or Bancomer account no. 0134642953 Account name: CENLEX Zacatenco $ 400.50 MXN

• Semester Registration: Get information at the academic unit where you apply (see list of participating academic units). This payment will be made when the applicant is accepted as a student of the program. 
* The English test will be applied by the CENLEX online and it can be taken at any of the listed academic units, or submit proof of current valid English language certification issued by a recognized institution (after evaluation and acceptance by the Academic Committee with support from CENLEX).

F) Important Dates

• Submission of documents: from the publication of this call until April 15th (Admission August, 2011) at the e-mail address of the unit where the admissions process is carried out (see list of participating academic units).

• English Exam: Get information at the unit where you apply (see list of participating academic units). 

• Admissions Exam and interview: Admissions Exam: April 25 to 29; interviews May 2 to 6, more information is available at the academic unit where the admission process is carried out (see list of participating academic units). 

• Notification of Results: One week after the corresponding interview. 

• Registration: Registration payment for admission in August, 2011: July 2011.

G) Research Lines

1. Aquaculture and Animal Biotechnology 
2. Food Biotechnology 
3. Environmental Biotechnology and Sustainable Management of Resources 
4. Medical Biotechnology 
5. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 
6. Plant Biotechnology 
7. Structural characterization, Chemistry and Bioinformatics 
8. Microbiology applied to agricultural systems

 

Participating Academic Units

 

Admissions Process

I. Knowledge Test: consists of multiple choice questions in the following areas: a) Physics b) Chemistry c) Mathematics d) Biology.

​II. English language test: The applicant must pass with a a score of at least 8.0 (eight) on two skills of the CENLEX four skills English language test, or of 500 points on the TOEFL (current certificate).

III. Interview with the Admissions Committee: Individual interviews with each of the candidates, in which academic background, professional and academic experience as well as the applicant´s interest in participating in the Doctorate program are evaluted.

IV. All situations not considered herein will be resolved according to the Graduate Studies Regulations of the National Polytechnical Institute.

V. The results of the process will be communicated via e-mail.

 Curriculum Structure

The program includes three compulsory subjects (research seminars I, II, III) and the development of a research thesis that makes an original contribution to biotechnology knowledge (Doctorate Thesis), which will be demonstrated by publication of the related results in an indexed international journal of the area.

Research Seminars: Seminars I, II and III provide 2 credits each and are designed to introduce students to academic reflection and discussion. Students demonstrate, through their participation in the seminars, their ability to develop an individual research project, to summarize the state of the art in topics related to their research work, to defend the choice of methodologies and to discuss and analyze the results in their thesis work. All students will take the same seminar therefore sessions will be non-presencial. The seminar grade will be assigned after evaluation, using a specific format for students and teachers of the program.

In Seminar I, the student presents and defends his/her proposed protocol. This presentation must be made before the end of the first semester after enrollment in the program.

The period between Seminar I and Seminar II should not exceed one year. Seminar II corresponds to the presentation of progress and will precede the Pre-Doctoral Examination.

Seminar III is presented in the last semester after enrollment, before the student presents the final exam. The last Seminar presentation corresponds to the conclusion of the thesis; the student presents the dissertation in English. The presentation in writing will include the progress made with evaluation in the form of a short communication or a complete article, according to the author instructions of the potential scientific journal where the article could be submitted.

By recommendation of the Admissions Committee, the Thesis Directors or the Tutorial Committee, additional subjects can be assigned in addition to the seminars in the Individualized Student Study Program. These subjects may be chosen from among those offered at the IPN Academic Units.

Thesis

This semester course will be recorded in the Individual Study Plan. The Tutorial Committee will evaluate student performance in the areas of oral presentation and progress made.

Candidate Profile

The graduate curriculum of the Doctorate of Science in Biotechnology is oriented primarily to Masters of Science trained in Biological-Chemical Sciences and Engineering-related areas who wish to receive research training in the field of biotechnology.

Academic Requirements for Admission

According to the Graduate Studies Regulations applicants to the degree of Doctor of Science must meet the following requirements:

I. Possess a Master's degree in Science or an official certificate of completion, with a minimum grade average of 8.0 (eight) or equivalent

II. Approve the admissions process

III. The applicant must not have been suspended from any graduate program within the National Polytechnical Institute unless this suspension was revoked by the Graduate Faculty.

IV. Cover the corresponding payments and fees.​

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