Importance of Biochemistry


Biochemistry is a field that has immense importance today. This field of study combines both biology and chemistry as equal components. When one studies biochemistry, he will come to have an intimate knowledge about the function as well as structure of molecular components within the human body. The structures of other types of biological and cellular components are studied in detail as well.

One can say that the field of Biochemistry has undergone a colossal transformation within the past few decades. New methods of research have paved the way to newer and better explanations about living processes. Details on how and why Biochemistry is considered to be important are given below.

Reach of Biochemistry

Biochemistry has spread its roots in many areas of every day life. This includes agriculture, environment and health. Besides this, biochemistry has its applications in clinical and forensic science, the pharmacological industries etc. New drugs are found out, preventive medicines are found and remedy for many ailments are found out with the help of Biochemistry.

Why give so much importance to Biochemistry?

The main question that arises in everyone’s mind is how biochemistry is going to be of use to them. One can say that the importance of biochemistry comes from the applications that exist due to biochemistry. Numerous applications in human life are made easy due to the findings in biochemistry. We can thus understand how much importance this subject has in our society today.

As one might be well aware of, biochemistry concerns the structures as well as functions of cellular components like proteins, nucleic acids and other types of biomolecules. The examination of these cellular components will help one to understand the functioning of the body and more importantly, the malfunctioning. By going through the many topics in Biochemistry, it is easy for one to understand the variety of ways by which one can keep the body in an efficient condition.

Job Prospects & Career Options in Biochemistry

A wide range of career opportunities are available for students of Biochemistry. Numerous fields are available for them to choose from one they have finished their education. Those include:

  • Agriculture
  • Agrochemical Companies
  • Clinical and Forensic Science Laboratories
  • Corporate Firms
  • Food /Beverages Industries
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Research and Educational Institutions

Other areas where biochemists are employed include:

  • Clinical Research
  • Information System
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Quality Control
  • Science Information
  • Technical Writing and Editing

Governmental agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, The Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency etc are few public sector firms that employ biochemists. Besides this, Colleges and universities employ biochemists for the posts of Teachers and Lecturers as well.



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30 Responses to “Importance of Biochemistry”

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    how important does biochemistry is to the field of medicine

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    snehal patil:

    what is the importance of biochemistry in biotechnology?

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    Helo. . .
    Am ixzi from Nigeria. . .I need your assistance in guiding me through the field of biochemistry.. . . What are the chances of being a medical doctor after studying biochemistry. . . .

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    i am joining a college of biological sciences and i plan to study medicine after doing my pre med, i would like to know if it is a good choice to make biochemistry my major

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    Mr kevin:

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