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Plant Biotechnology

Manipulating plants of agronomic importance

This multidisciplinary course encompasses plant physiology, plant biochemistry, and plant molecular biology.

It brings together the expertise of plant scientists in the Departments of Botany and Biochemistry, and aims to produce graduates with a knowledge of the structure and function of the whole plant and the ability to apply modern molecular and biochemical techniques to the manipulation of plants of agronomic importance.

Career opportunities

There are opportunities in at least three Crown Research Institutes (dealing with horticultural, arable, pastoral and forestry products), private sector companies, university research groups, and in secondary and tertiary teaching.

Further information

Contact Professor Julian Eaton-Rye at the Department of Biochemistry:

Tel 64 3 479 7865
Email julian.eaton-rye@otago.ac.nz
Web biochem.otago.ac.nz/plbi