Molecular biology is a branch of biology that focuses on biomolecules within various cell systems (be they human, animal, plant or otherwise) and the interactions between those biomolecules.
Molecular Biology at University
Molecular biology undergraduate courses often combine elements of biochemistry, genetics, and microbiology into a single syllabus. This allows students to explore different areas of molecular biology while also giving them an opportunity to specialise in an area that's relevant to their chosen career path.
Pursuing a Career in Molecular Biology
In order to get a job as a molecular biologist, you will need a relevant life sciences degree, as well as (ideally) some relevant work experience in a laboratory environment.
What to expect:
- Predominantly lab-based work
- You will mostly be carrying out molecule- and cell-focused experiments
- You may also be responsible for managing the laboratory
Areas of work you might be involved in:
- Antibody engineering
- Gene therapy
- Plant research
The average starting salary for a molecular biologist is approximately £20k a year, with lots of potential for progression as you develop your skills and grow more experienced.
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