The Biotechnology programme at the Chalmers University of Technology covers the broad base of knowledge from genetics to process engineering provided by expertise from the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Applied Physics, at Chalmers, and the units of Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, at the University of Gothenburg.
In recent decades, gene modification has revolutionised the biotechnology industry, giving rise to countless new products and improving established processes. However, biotechnology as practiced today is much more than recombinant DNA technology, cellular biology, microbiology and biochemistry.
It also embraces process design, engineering, modelling and control.
The practical applications of biotechnology include age-old techniques such as brewing, fermentation and cheese making, all of which are still important today. The introduction of new techniques based on fundamental biological research has resulted in major advances. Microorganisms and cells (or parts thereof) are utilised to produce valuable products, and new medicines are products of biotechnology.
Biotechnology today is much more than recombinant DNA technology, cellular biology, microbiology and biochemistry. It also embraces process design, engineering, modelling and control.
These skills are highly relevant for graduates pursuing a research career in the bioscience field or seeking to enter the biotechnology, food or biomedicine industries.
For more information, please visit the programme website.
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