How to become a biochemist

Research the chemical and physical principles of living organisms.

What does a biochemist do?

Duties and tasks

  • Plan and conduct studies to understand the forms and structures of human organs and tissues through systematic observation, dissection and microscopic examination.
  • Investigate and analyse the chemical structure and function of living cells and their isolated components, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants, and micro-organisms
  • Prepare reports, research papers and implications, and share with the broader science community.
  • Develop and improve existing products, materials and processes based on research of micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and their enzymes

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