Biochemists study the chemistry of living organisms to increase scientific knowledge and develop ways to apply this knowledge in areas such as medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, environmental science and manufacturing. Biochemistry provides a basis for all the life sciences.
- study the chemical processes which occur within individual cells
- study processes which involve whole organisms, such as digestion and growth
- undertake detailed chemical analysis using sophisticated instruments and techniques
- prepare, or supervise the preparation of, scientific reports and papers for journals based on observations and experiments.