Recent advances in the field of Life Sciences have been propelled by research in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular biology. Whilst biochemistry studies the chemical processes of the cell, cell biology deals with the structure and function of the cell and molecular biology focuses on the molecular basis of life processes. The aim of these three disciplines is to provide an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of biological processes. They are laboratory and research based sciences that apply the concepts of Biology and Chemistry to the vastly different biological systems. There are close links with other specialized fields of life sciences, such as Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Virology.
Goals and Achievements:
The aim of our programmes is to produce graduates who are able to apply biochemical, cellular and molecular biological knowledge and skills to a wide variety of problems in the life sciences. The Department has been a leader in the biosciences in the country. It prepares students in professional careers in the biosciences and provides background required for advanced studies. Many of the graduates from the Department have proceeded to become career scientists, educators and managers in academia, research institutions and industries within Ghana as well as outside the country.