Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammoths. Biology also includes the study of the human body, and you really cannot deny the importance of understanding the way of your own body functions!
Biology is never far from the headlines either…
The human genome has been sequenced and we know the complete arrangement of the three thousand million bases that make up human DNA. In Kenya, 350 people die every day from AIDS and in South East Asia the skies are dark with smoke as the last Bornean rainforests are burned to grow oil palms. Biologists are concerned with all these issues. They work in the fields of cell biology, medicine, food production, and ecology… and the work they do is vital to us all.
British Biologists are world-famous.