Uses of Biotechnology
Trained biotechnologists use biological organisms to develop or make innovative products designed to improve health, food and the world around us
Trained biotechnologist are required in large numbers for the manufacture of biological products such as pharmaceuticals and speciality chemicals. In addition, food and beverage manufacturers are increasingly embracing biotechnology.
- Time management and planning
- Technical laboratory competencies such as manual dexterity and analysis of data teamwork
- Negotiation and decision-making.
Find out more
- Cranfield University: MSc ‘Applied Bioinformatics BBSRC funded places available
- Manchester, Leeds, Exeter, Edinburgh, Birkbeck and York Universities all have courses usually lasting 1 year. The Medical Research Council gives studentships and fellowships in bioinformatics.
- Postgrad.com - A comphrensive list of Bioformatics courses
- Sanger Institute in Cambridge www.sanger.ac.uk/Info/Jobs
- The European Bioinformatics Institute www.ebi.ac.uk Based in Cambridge, the Institute manages databases of biological data including nucleic acid, protein sequences and macromolecular structures.
- Biofind is a "one-stop-shop" for world wide Biotechnology industry information, gossip and news. http://biofind1.rssing.com/chan-13411428/latest.php
- Nature Magazine www.nature.com
- American Bioscience Site www.biospace.com
- American Bioinformatics Jobs Sitehttp://www.biospace.com/jobs/search-results.aspx/?Keyword=bioinformatics&Radius=50
- BioHealthMatics www.biohealthmatics.com Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Health IT or Health Tech, Biotechnology and Telemedicine Jobs.
- Biotechnology in the North West of the UK www.bionow.co.uk
- Health Informatics Forum www.healthinformaticsforum.com about careers in Health Informatics.