- March 24, 2021
- Posted by: Sonali
- Category: Uncategorized
It is a branch of science that involves the study of chemical processes and substances which occur within living organisms. It is a laboratory-based science that brings together biology and chemistry, as biochemists solve biological problems through concepts of chemistry. Examples of work include improving the process of photosynthesis to improve crop yield, discovery and development of new chemical processes to produce biofuel, etc.
One of the famous personalities in this field is Har Gobind Khorana.He was an India-American biochemist who shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley for research that helped to show how the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, which carry the genetic code of the cell, control the cell’s synthesis of proteins.
- Career Opportunities: Since it is a growing field, you can find numerous exciting opportunities such as biomedical scientist, forensic scientist, clinical laboratory technologist, toxicologist, research scientist, healthcare scientist, pharmaceutical sales representative, consultant, patient care coordinator, lab technician, medical coder, teacher/professor, etc.
- Paths to Pursue a career in Microbiology:
|SR NO||Stream||Graduation||After Graduation||After Post Graduation|
|Path 1||Clear Class XII with Science Stream||Pursue B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry or B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences or B.Sc. Life Sciences or B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry for 3 years||Pursue M.Sc Biochemistry for 2 years||Pursue Ph.D for 3-5 years.|
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