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About Career as a Biochemist

Biochemists mostly conduct research in the fields of agriculture, medicine and nutrition.

Biochemists, in the medicine  field carry out diagnostic tests and investigations for finding out causes of diseases. Their major concern is to study the role of genetic transmission of diseases from one generation to another. They also try to figure out the chemical changes that take place in the cells of the body parts which signal the onset of various diseases such as tuberculosis, cancer, diabetes, mental disorders like epilepsy etc. Research related to identification and analysis of chemical processes like muscular contraction, reproduction, metabolism etc also relates to their job.

In agriculture, biochemists develop and inovate new improved techniques for crop cultivation, pest control management and crop storage management. Contributions made in this field by biochemists has helped to better the output and quality of agricultural produce.

In nutrition field,  biochemists have researched and studied the effects of certain food stuffs, minerals, protiens, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins, when consumed in excess or in deficient quantities, on the human body. The mechanism of fermentation process which has been practised for past many years was discovered by biochemists only.

Career Prospects of Career as a Biochemist

The career prospects and employment opportunities of biochemists have shown considerable improvement over the past years. Jobs are being offered by both government and private medical institutions and hospitals engaged in research activities related to various diseases and disorders like AIDS, cancer, mental disorders etc. The pharmaceutical industry where genetically engineered drugs are developed and manufactured also look forward to employing biochemists. Research related agricultural industries and institutions also absorb individuals with background in biochemistry.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Biochemist

Biochemistry can be pursued by those having background in science at 10+2 level. Individuals interested in pursuing this subject can intially study the subject in the B.Sc.course and further continue with it till M.Sc.and Ph. D.level.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Biochemist

  • NA Posted By : KRISHNADAS.U, on 30-12-2011 13:55:56 Report Abuse

  • which company offer job for bioinformatician as a biochemist Posted By : varsha, on 21-11-2011 16:25:39 Report Abuse

  • I have completed M.Sc biochemistry in 2010.Now I have waiting for agood job in colleges. Posted By : Deepali Aswal, on 19-06-2011 10:21:48 Report Abuse

  • I have completed M.Sc biochemistry in 2010.Now I have waiting for agood job in colleges. Posted By : Deepali Aswal, on 19-06-2011 10:20:48 Report Abuse

  • i want to become a biochemist Posted By : Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, on 22-04-2011 09:06:22 Report Abuse

  • can a student who has persued degree of bsc(hons) become a biochemist or is it necessary to look for msc and ph.d education? Posted By : kashish kaur, on 07-04-2011 11:13:46 Report Abuse

  • i am interested in research field. i am fond of of teaching. i want to join as a tutor in medical institution & want to do my p.hd. from the same institution. i have completed my pg in medical biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College, manipal university. can you assist me in getting such medical colleges? Posted By : ishan kumar parasher, on 31-03-2011 11:34:24 Report Abuse

  • I hv completed MSc.MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY from Kerala.I am hvng 2years experience.Now waiting for a getting a gud job in Mumbai,Bangalore ,chennai,or in kerala. Posted By : JINY MARY GEORGE, on 22-05-2010 05:58:26 Report Abuse

  • tell me some courses for m.sc biochemistry one ,to get bright future Posted By : SATISHKUMAR, on 03-04-2010 06:17:03 Report Abuse

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