Molecular Biology and Genetics
Molecular Biology and Genetics is one of the main disciplines of modern life sciences and aims to illuminate the molecular basis and mechanisms of events occurring in all living organisms under normal and diseased conditions. The main work in molecular biology and genetics involves how genes in DNA are transformed into proteins and functional products in RNA. Thousands of proteins, such as enzymes, structural proteins, and transport proteins, form the main building blocks and effector molecules in cellular systems. In 1953, many important inventions such as the resolution of the DNA double strand, the discovery by J. Watson and F. Crick, of DNA coding, recombinant DNA technology, monoclonal antibodies, transgenic productions and genome regulation have enabled the biomedical revolution in the last years.
Molecular Biology and Genetics is seeking answers to key questions in the field, such as molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics, by combining many scientific disciplines and using modern technologies. Our current interdisciplinary collaborative approach will provide an important point of convergence in various areas such as basic biology, medicine, food industry and pharmaceutical sciences.
What Does a Molecular Biologist Do?
In general, molecular biologists are defined as scientists who use molecular techniques to answer scientific questions in cell and molecular biology. Typically, molecular biologists go through an intensive training process that lasts for several years, and they are receiving higher degrees and / or doctoral degrees from the institutes / universities that are authorized in this area. The most important factor behind being a molecular biologist is to wonder and try to prove or disprove these hypotheses by establishing scientific hypotheses. In this respect they help to understand the structure and function of various biological systems. Often, simple model organisms (bacteria, yeasts, flies and worms) are used to illuminate molecular events in more advanced and complex organisms such as humans. Nowadays, molecular biologists can find solutions to basic and medically important questions using advanced mammalian systems such as mammalian cell lines, mutant mouse models. Hence, molecular biologists have a very important place in terms of social and health systems.
Find the detailed curriculum and course descriptions under: http://mbg.agu.edu.tr/curriculum
Candidates may apply with their national High School diploma and/or University Entrance Exam. However, we strongly recommend all candidates to apply with international exams such as the SAT, ACT, IB, AP, GCE A- or AS-Levels, in order to increase their chances of acceptance to the University.
You can find our country-specific list of accepted exams and minimum requirements for each here: http://intoffice.agu.edu.tr/apply-to-agu
Undergraduate applicants should provide the following documents:
a. Highschool Diploma
b. Valid Passport (ID and Validity Date pages)
c. Official ID Photo
d. Last 2 years High School/University Transcripts
e. TOEFL certificate (Not mandatory but strongly recommended. Please send your results via AGU's institutional (DI) code:B426)
f. Others if applicable (Recommendation letters, Awards, Certificates, Medals..)
a) AGU TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS*
AGU wants to put its students in the best possible position to succeed in their studies, by offering the following scholarship to the very best of its newly accepted first year students:
TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS ̶ No Tuition fees will be charged for the entirety of the student's undergraduate studies at AGU (the $800 yearly tuition fee is fully waived and will be deducted from the original Fee Package)
Criteria for the selection of Scholarship awardees include:
International Exams (e.g. SAT, ACT, GCE A-Levels, IB)
High School results
English Proficiency (TOEFL)
Statement of Purpose
These scholarships are awarded to Faculty students only and will cover the entire duration of the program
Scholarship awardees are still required to pay the pre-registration deposit, which corresponds to their yearly housing fee within 7 days of acceptance to AGU in order to secure their position a the University.
A scholarship will automatically be suspended if the awardee does not maintain his/her CGPA above 2.0.
The decision to award scholarships is at the discretion of the AGU Foreign Student Examination Placement and Evaluation Commission.
b) AGU TOP ACHIEVER SCHOLARSHIP*
Every year, among AGU’s international student body, the undergraduate full Faculty student*** with the best CGPA (all years combined) will be awarded a full tuition scholarship**** for the the year following his/her achievement. This scholarship is to be renewed or awarded to another student based on each year’s CGPA results.
*Note: the decision to award any of these scholarship opportunities each year remains at the discretion of the Abdullah Gül University and the AGU International Student Selection Committee.
***Students having spent no time at the AGU School of Languages prior to starting their Faculty courses
****If the student with the best CGPA already benefits from a Tuition Scholarship from AGU, the Top Achiever Scholarship will be transferred to the student with the second highest CGPA result.
More information can be found on the official program website: http://mbg.agu.edu.tr/