The School is comprised of seven disciplines that fall under three clusters: Biotechnology, Biodiversity/Evolutionary Biology and Cellular Biology.
Biochemistry combines biology and chemistry, but now covers such a wide range of subjects. It studies the proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and DNA that make living cells and organisims work.
Genetics explores the pathways that lead from the determinants of heredity to the final expressed trait. It seeks to understand the way in which the basic instructions for this process are encoded and expressed.
In Microbiology students learn how to apply new and advanced technologies to explore the make-up, diversity and functioning of micro-organisms, as well as their relationship with other organisms and the environment.
Biodiversity/ Evolutionary Biology
Ecology is the study of organisms, the environment and how the organisms interact with each other and their environment. It is studied at various levels, such as organism, population, biosphere and ecosystem.
Marine biology is the study of marine organisms, their behaviors and interactions with the environment. Marine biologists study life in the oceans, and sometimes the oceans themselves.
Cell biology is the study of cell structure and function, and it revolves around the concept that the cell is the fundamental unit of life. Focusing on the cell permits a detailed understanding of the tissues and organisms that cells compose.