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The ancient processes of brewing beer and processing cheese are concepts of the more traditionally applied industrial microbiology.  As technology has advanced and new information has become available the scope of biotechnology has broadened to have the potential to impact our health, nutrition and how we interact with our wider environment.

More than just the scientific background, students will also need to consider and provide insight into issues such as the cultural and ethical values of the subject along with the political and economic issues that this science must align with.

Topics you may cover

  • Fermentation technology
  • Protein purification
  • Medical technology
  • Stem cell and genetics technologies