Molecular and Cell Biology Major
Recent advances in molecular cellular biology, especially the continuing development of recombinant DNA technology, have revolutionised our understanding of the structure, function and regulation of individual genes. Cell biology is the subdiscipline of biology that studies the basic unit of life, the cell, including cell anatomy, cell division, and cell processes such as cell respiration and cell death.
Molecular Biology is a marriage of biochemistry, microbiology and cell biology, and will have an increasingly important role to play in many aspects of modern medicine, genetics, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genomics. Molecular Biology has made extensive contributions to the fields of medical DNA analysis, immunology, tissue transplantation, environmental monitoring and many other diverse areas affecting daily life and health.