A female biochemist reviews a yeast sample growing in a flask

Biochemist

Biochemists study the biochemistry of living organisms and the molecular structure and function of related components.

Overview

Biochemists study the biochemistry of living organisms and the molecular structure and function of related components.

Day-to-day

  • studies the forms and structures of bodily organs and tissues by systematic observation, dissection and microscopic examination
  • investigates the chemical structure and function of living cells and their isolated components, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants, and micro-organisms
  • examines micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and their enzymes, and uses the knowledge gained to create and develop new, and improve existing, products, materials and processes.

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To become a Biochemist

  • You need a bachelor degree in science or applied science majoring in biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedical science or a related field to work as a Biochemist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

    Find a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry)

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