Research Master in Applied Plant Biotechnology


  • Train specialized staff operating with a very good knowledge of technological tools in biotechnology applied to agricultural plants and agro-food;
  • Develop ‘know-how” based on the acquisition of a wide range of implementation, knowledge, techniques and methods in the field of biochemistry, plant physiology and biotechnology combined with a consideration of realities related to applications;
  • Training of qualified candidates mastering the techniques and modern tools of research leading to the production of products that meet the diverse needs of different markets: food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics;
  • Training students to begin a thesis in a research laboratory and long-term researchers, teacher-researchers, doctors, engineers, researcher-engineers ... 

Acquired Skills

The master focuses on the integration and use of latest technologies of plants biotechnology and in vitro plants tissue culture.

Admission Conditions

Recruitment: Applications are reviewed by an admission committee. The best candidates are selected after interview

Required Level: Master 1 Plant Biology and environment – Biodiversity

Capacity: 8 – 10 students

Further Studies / Career Opportunities

Research center in private sector, Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI), PhD programs and private university….

Selected Teachers in Applied Plant Biotechnology

Ahmad Najeeb Kobaissi

Full professor
Life & Earth Sciences department

Applied Plant Biotechnology M2 Courses


  • M1 Biodiversity
  • M1 Plant Biology

General Infos

  • Diploma Level: BAC+5
  • Studies Duration: 1 Year
  • Type: Research
  • Teaching Language: English
  • Total Credits Number: 60
  • Location: Rafic Hariri University campus - Hadath
  • Supervisor: Ahmad Najeeb Kobaissi
  • Email: ahkobeissi(at)ul.edu.lb

Selected Projects

  • Determination of the antioxidant capacity of Eryngium creticum extracts using different ethanol concentrations by different extraction techniques (2013-2014)
  • Control of in vitro micropropagation and oxidative browning of shoots in Pistascia sp (2013-2014)
  • Characterization of a putative cytokinin receptor in rice (2013-2014)
  • Effet de polluants Cu et As sur les biomarqueurs de Myriophyllum Alterniflorum en conditions eutrophe et oligotrophe (2014-2015)
  • Salicylic Acid Impact on the Growth and Physiological Behavoir of A.thaliana along its Developmental Stages (2014-2015)
  • Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial effect of Lebanese Cupressus (2014-2015)
  • Morphological and molecular characterization of mulberry in Lebanon (2014-2015)
  • Euphoria hierpsolymitana, a medicinal plant: Study of its antibacterial and antioxidant activities; identification and comparison of its components from different lebanese areas (2014-2015)

Selected Courses