Center of Biotechnology
1. Department Profile
The department was set up in 2003 and began to enroll students with the major of Biological technology and its application. In the provincial assessment of 2006, the experts unanimously affirmed the work of the department (cultivation program, teaching activities, etc.), and stated that the major of Biological technology and its application can be developed into characteristic specialty.
By the end of September, 2015, there have been altogether six full-time professional teachers, and each semester we hire several professors from Fudan University and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, so as to ensure the teaching quality of faculty. We have established 7 training bases such as training base of microscopic identification, training base of medical herbs preparation, Instrumental analysis Center, and basic chemical laboratory, etc. Besides, we have established three training and employment bases with enterprises, which are aimed to ensure that students can master the necessary professional technical operation skills and finish various teaching tasks. The number of newly enrolled students is 50% more than that of the graduated students in the same year.
It has been proved that the major of Biological technology and its application is a major that can not only meet the market demand but also provide a promising prospect of employment in various fields to the graduates.
In August 2010, Shanghai Silicon Lake Biological Technology Development Co., LTD was established by the Board of Directors, which created good conditions for the combination of study and production, and provided graduates the employment opportunity in the field of development and testing of health care products and regimen.
Orientation of education
To cultivate the entrepreneurial and application-oriented talents that are equipped with both professional knowledge of biotechnology, Chinese medicine identification, drug testing and other professional knowledge, and basic operation skills and practical abilities, so as to ensure a promising employment prospect in the following field: testing, research and development of health products, drug identification, and health care, etc.
Biological Technology and its Application: training students to master the relevant theoretical knowledge and practical operation skills of biological technology and traditional Chinese medicine to meet the market demand of biological and pharmaceutical industry.
Biological Technology and its Application (testing of health care products): training students to master the relevant theoretical knowledge and practical operation capacities of health care products to meet the requirements of positions in companies or enterprises of health care product development.
Biological Technology and its Application (health care) training students to master some basic theoretical knowledge and certain practical operation capacities of human body’s functions and health care to meet the requirements of positions of development of herbal cuisine and regimen & fitness.
The Teaching Mode
The department closely cooperates with Silicon Lake Scientific Committee to relise the combination of study and production. To meet market demands, students are trained to obtain relevant professional theory, expand their horizons and increase their capacities of practical operations through theory learning and practical training in the seven college training rooms and three training and employment bases outside college.
Professor Zhu Yeqing, tutor of Ph.D. students of Fudan University, is the academic leader of the department. In addition to full-time teachers, we hire many part-time experts from Fudan University, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and scientific research organizations. The full-time teachers and the part-time experts together constitute a powerful team with reasonable distribution and multiple structural factors.
The department has modern teaching facilities, including 7 laboratories, such as training base for microscopic identification, training base for medical herbs development, basic chemical laboratory, instrumental analysis Center, and medicine specimen room, etc.
Biological medicine is a new industry with continuous development and large market demand, involving many majors.
This year, the department will have cooperation with Shanghai Silicon lake Biological Technology Company Ltd. again to implement the combination of study and production, and we will update the teaching contents according to the company needs, which will produce more social and economic benefit.
Experts of the Department
Professor of Fudan University, tutor of Ph.D students, used to be the Dean of Department for many years, now works as the consultant of Silicon lake Biological Technology Company Ltd.
Professor of Jiangsu University, supervisor of SLC
Professor of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; part-time teacher
1. Biological Technology and its Application
Training Goal: to Offer three professional directions: Health Care products Detection, Regimen & Health Care and Pharmacy Sales and Management. Students are expected to obtain relevant basic skills by learning basic theory and doing the internal and external training. They should also obtain some basic skills after practical operations in Shanghai Silicon lake Biological Technology Company Ltd. What’s more, students are to be cultivated into entrepreneurial and application-oriented talents according to market demands.
Field of Employment: occupations in the fields of development of herbal cuisine, health fitness, teasing and sales of medicine, development and testing of health care products, pharmaceutical companies, pharmaceutical chain enterprises, and pharmaceutical wholesale sales enterprises.
Core Courses: Human body constitutions and functions, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Instrument Analysis, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Identification of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The proportion is quite large of students to go further education for Bachelor degree; Qualified students can get the admission to Nanjing Polytechnic University, Institutes Of Technology Of Nanjing for further study.
Certificates of Occupational Qualification
1. Public Nutritionist
2. Chemical Analyst
3. Traditional Chinese Medicine Dispenser
4. Purchaser and Salesperson of Medicine
Cooperation between schools and enterprises
Shanghai Silicon Lake Biological Technology Co. Ltd.
Suzhou Leiyunshang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Tongjitang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Qingpu Chinese Medicine Co. Ltd.