If you chose to study Biotechnology you will explore the manipulation of living organisms for the benefit of human health, food production or the environment; the nature of biological molecules, how they are synthesised and how they can be produced, in culture systems. How living cells are used, aspects of modern chemistry including analytical chemistry, synthesis, recombinant DNA technology and antibody production.
Biotechnologists work to produce new drugs at the cutting edge of medical research, (for example, antibodies used to treat cancers, or vaccines to prevent cervical cancer or hepatitis and to develop new diagnostic systems for human or animal health and to improve food production. Biotechnology disciplines including genetics, analytical chemistry, synthetic chemistry, immunology and biochemistry;reinforcing your theoretical studies with practical laboratory sessions, visits to industrial firms, and ideally a placement in a biotech company.
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