Science that deals with micro-organisms, like bacteria, fungi, viruses etc.

Career description

By understanding microbes, microbiologists aim to solve a range of problems affecting our health, the environment, climate and food and agriculture. This can include the prevention, diagnosis and control of infections and disease, as well as ensuring that food is safe, understanding the role that microbes play in climate change, and developing green technologies.

  • Monitoring and identifying microorganisms;
  • Monitoring and identifying microorganisms;
  • Monitoring and assessing samples from a range of sources;
  • Following regular sampling schedules within a specific environment;
  • Using a variety of identification methods, including molecular techniques, to test samples;
  • Developing new techniques, products and processes;
  • Developing and planning methods to prevent the spread of disease;
  • Developing and registering new medicines, vaccines, diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical products.<prospects>




Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biodiversity, Cellular Biology

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