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Biotechnology

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

Coordinators: 
Associate Professor Ed Newbigin
School of Botany