Research in Biological Engineering in Canada
Research opportunities for students studying Biological Engineering.
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Biological Engineering Research Areas and Disciplines
Most biological engineering research revolves around 3 main themes: bioprocess engineering, genetic engineering, and biomedical engineering.
An example of current bioprocess engineering research is the use of wood and other renewable materials to replace petroleum in the energy and industrial product industries. Examples include the bioprocessing of ethanol, acetic acid, and polymers to use as alternative energy sources to oil, natural gas, and coal. This technology is being developed in collaboration with environmental and chemical engineers, and is being applied in a variety of fields including the automotive industry.
Genetic engineering techniques are being investigated for a variety of fields. These include improving crops to resist insect pests, bacterial, and fungal infections. As well, they are being engineered to resist herbicides, have longer freshness, or have superior nutritional value to non-engineered crops.
The manufacture of synthetic human insulin through the use of modified bacteria is another area of genetic engineering, with the hope of improving the lives of diabetics. As well, the development of more effective pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects is underway, such as the development of anti-tumor drugs to fight cancer.
As well, see the article on biomedical engineering for current research in that area.
Study and Work in Biological Engineering in Canada
Study Biological Engineering in Canada
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Biological Engineering Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to an undergraduate program in Biological Engineering.
Graduate Biological Engineering Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to a graduate and/or postgraduate PhD program in Biological Engineering.
What Biological Engineering Students Learn
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Career and Employment Opportunities in Biological Engineering
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