Welcome to the School of Biotechnology
Our mission in the School is to understand living things and systems and manipulate them in a controlled, deliberate way for the benefit of humanity. Everything from genetic screening to cancer research to drug development to large scale bioprocessing, to waste treatment to generating cleaner, greener energy, comes within the field of biotechnology.
Biotechnology has revolutionized traditional industries like food processing and brewing. It has also given rise to new technologies for industrial production of enzymes, antibiotics, therapeutic proteins, novel and functional foods, as well as the processing of waste materials.
The School of Biotechnology houses a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers, teaching both biological sciences and bioprocess engineering at undergraduate level, and researching in a wide variety of disciplines.
The School of Biotechnology has an excellent track record for obtaining both national and international funding, with a high impact in publications and in attracting postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers. The School's six priority research areas are:
Cell Biology and Immunology
Genetics and Genomics
Bioanalysis, Biochemistry and Proteomics
Microbiology, Energy and Environmental Science
Membrane Science and Technology