Biotechnologists study the genetic, chemical and physical properties of cells, tissues and organisms, and discover ways to use this knowledge. They may work in the food industry and make enzymes and preservatives to use in food and drink. They may work in agriculture and genetically modify crops to improve yields. They may work in the medical industry and create new drugs and treatments. They may even work to improve the environment by converting plants into biofuels.
Attributes: observant, curious and imaginative
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Dr Richa Sharma who is a biotechnologist and another downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Letizia Delle Vedove who is a molecular biologist. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.