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Biotechnology is the use of biological knowledge to develop new processes and products for use in:

  • industry
  • health
  • agribusiness
  • other areas of human technology.

Biotechnology advances can be based on knowledge from biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences or engineering.

Because of this, the major is not tied to a particular discipline area. The binding concept is that of developing technology from basic discipline knowledge in at least one area of biomedical science.

Full details in the handbook

Associate Professor Ed Newbigin
School of Botany