Biochemistry is the chemistry of the biological processes. It deals with the biological processes involving chemical reactions such as growth, metabolism, reproduction, heredity etc. Biochemistry includes the sciences of molecular biology; immunochemistry; neurochemistry; and bioinorganic, bioorganic, and biophysical chemistry. It is a practical laboratory science that applies the molecular approaches of chemistry to the vast variety of biological systems. Biochemistry helps us in understanding biology at a molecular level and offers a variety of techniques which are critical for conducting biomedical and agricultural research. Biochemistry has made significant contributions towards finding and understanding of the DNA structure.
Nature of Work
A plant pathologist is a professional who specializes in plant health much as a physician specializes in human health or a veterinarian in animal health.
Work at all levels and with all types of biological organisms.
Study the chemistry of living processes, such as cell development, breathing and digestion, and living energy changes such as growth, aging, and death.
Develop new methods to study the mechanisms of biological processes.
Study spatial configurations of submicroscopic molecules such as proteins, using x-rays and electron microscopes.
Study the chemical components and processes of living systems plants, insects, viruses, microorganisms, and mammals to explain how and why chemical reactions occur.
Aim at understanding how individual cells operate and collaborate to form complex organisms.
Work with all sorts of organisms ranging from viruses and bacteria to plants and man.
work in modern research laboratories.
Develop and execute tests to detect diseases, genetic disorders, or other abnormalities.
Study the mutations in organisms that lead to cancer and other diseases.
Develop and test new drugs and medications intended for commercial distribution.
Often they team up with specialists from other fields because their research is tied to many other disciplines.
Those in biochemical research may be involved in the investigation and understanding of immunological mechanisms, protein sequencing, rule of metabolism in plants and animals, hemoglobin, and composition and function of membranes.
Biochemistry is applied to medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.
In food science, biochemists research ways to develop plentiful and inexpensive supplies of nutritious foods, determine the chemical composition of foods, and develop methods to extract nutrients from waste products.
In agriculture, biochemists study the interaction of herbicides with plants. Responsibilities vary widely among the job titles listed above.
MS/ M.Phill (if BS/M.Sc.)
Equivalence if other than FSc (A’Level etc...)
Entry Test for BS
Perseverance, persistence and stamina to work for long hours and
Inductive Reasoning (The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions)
Deductive Reasoning (The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense)
Creative and Inventive
curiosity about the living world
Keen observation sense along with intelligence and hard work.
Provincial and Federal government Departments
Food production companies
Education and associated areas.
Pharmaceutical industries where genetically engineered drugs are developed and manufactured also look forward to employing biochemists.
Research related agricultural industries and institutions also employ biochemists.