Background

The Department of Applied Biology and Biochemistry started operating in 1991 and is essentially a multidisciplinary biotechnology department. It has a staff complement of 2 Associate Professors, 2 Senior Lecturers, 8 Lecturers, 4 Research fellows, 4 Teaching assistants, 1 Senior technician and 5 technicians. Currently 4 degree programmes are being offered, these are a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Biology and Biochemistry, MSc in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology and MPhil and PhD degrees. The MSc programme has been running since 2008. Applied Biology and Biochemistry is a wide field which encompasses but is not limited to the following areas in terms of teaching and research: Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant and Animal Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Fermentation, Food Technology and Nutrition.

Our graduates go on to use the knowledge garnered in the field of Applied Biology and Biochemistry towards providing practical solutions to real problems in various industrial settings. Our Alumni is found in many fields of Applied biology and biochemistry including the brewing, dairy, baking, research institutions, tertiary education, manufacturing industries and in the medical sector.