Plant Biotechnology encompasses plant physiology, plant biochemistry, and plant molecular biology. Plant scientists in Botany and Biochemistry teach the structure and function of the whole plant and how to apply biochemistry, molecular genetics and plant breeding techniques to manipulate plants of agronomic importance.
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.
More information about studying Plant Biotechnology
Contact Professor Julian Eaton-Rye at the Department of Biochemistry:
Tel 64 3 479 7865