Biochemists are biologists with specialization on chemistry. They study living things but they focus on the chemical
reaction and processes involved in the body of living things. Biochemists often work to discover new chemical
processes that affect important factors of living things such as reproduction, genetics and heredity. Findings made by
biochemists could be used to formulate medicine or create a new strategy to for healing or to simply address the
problems of nature.
Biochemists work with the chemical composition of living organisms and perform studies of the chemical processes
involved in all basic life functions. Through research, experimentation and study, these professionals provide us with
much of the background knowledge on topics like genetics and heredity. Biochemists also collect data for other
researchers and scientists, enabling them to make improvements to existing drugs, systems or products. For example,
biochemists in the agricultural industry may help develop new and better pesticides to kill insects without harming
The duties of Biochemist includes to planning and conducting experiments, analyzing products and developing new
products. Biochemists are also responsible for presenting their findings to peers and creating grant proposals to
Most Biochemists work for government agencies, corporations or university research departments. Work is generally
conducted in an office setting or laboratory. Biochemist often works in the laboratory where they conduct their testing
and research of chemical interaction on animals and plants. They analyze the food production and determine how it
can affect the animals and plants to a certain degree. Some biochemists could also work on the field where they gather
information on the habitat that could provide clues on certain chemical reaction on their subject. Many biochemists
are part of a university where they conduct their research and teach at the same time.
Entry Level Education
- Bachelor’s Degree in B.Sc Biochemistry, Chemistry.
- M.Sc and MD in Biochemistry.
- Ph.D and M.Phil in Biochemistry.