Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) and Potential Areas of Employment

Biotechnology is the use of biological knowledge in developing new processes and products for commercial use in industry, health e.t.c

Biotechnologists work
in a range of fields including:- (but not limited to) medical research and laboratory practice, food industry e.g food & beverage production e.t.c, agricultural biochemistry e.g geneticaly modified foods, pharmaceautical production, forensic science, gene technology e.t.c

Employers include
  1. Research institutions
  2. e.g
    • ICIPE
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    • ICRAF
  3. Non-Governmental Organisations e.g
    • Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International
    • Biotechnology Trust Africa (BTA)
    • ISAAA AfriCentre
  4. Food and beverage industries e.g
    • EABL
    • Cocacola
    • Keroche Breweries
  5. Government agencies e.g
    • National Council for Science and Technology
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    • National Biosafety Authority
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    • Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate
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    • Kenya Agricultural Research
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    • National Environment Management Authority
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    • Kenya Bureau of Standards
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    • Kenya Industrial Property Organization
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    • Department of Veterinary Services
The course is built on a solid foundation of biology and Chemistry and is offered in many Kenyan universities and constituent colleges i.e JKUAT, Kenyatta Univerty, University of Nairobi, Moi University among others. It is a four year degree programme (8 Sem).
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