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cat_with_no_eyes

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Is biotechnology going to take over the world in the future?

What are your opinions? And if so, in which area?

Such as the engineering area or the healthcare area?

And does biotechnology always lead to engineering?

And what about biomedical science, I would like to do that as a degree, but which does the world need most?

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« Reply #1 on: 04/08/2010 15:39:43 »
Hi Cat,

Being someone who has started degrees in three different areas and only succeeded in one (medicine χ economics χ law √) I would highly recommended doing whichever course strikes you as most interesting and you have passion for. 

Others may disagree (in fact I am sure they will) but I would always give precedence to a job-seeker who had genuine interest in a subject and was willing to throw themselves into study rather than someone who had done a degree 'merely' to improve their cv.  I am fascinated by science but somehow never considered a pure science degree - it is perhaps my only regret in life that I didn't do a physics degree when I left school (and I cannot remember why I didn't)

bio-tech could well take-over the world - google "grey goo"  ;D  And getting advice from a large selection of people (which you already seem to be doing) is perhaps the best course of action.

Matthew
 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/08/2010 17:52:08 »
Thank you for the reply Matt,

I'm wondering whether biotechnology has more advantages over biomedical science?

Also do you think biotechnology more useful in the engineering field?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/08/2010 04:11:14 »
As Matthew said I would suggest you do whatever you enjoy, not neccisarily what you think will take over the world. Having said that, as someone doing their PhD in the Biomedical Sciences, if you want a career in either you have to be both lucky and good. If you can be both those things you can often make more money in industry biotech then you can elsewhere.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/08/2010 12:16:38 »
I want to work in the medical field, whcih involves curing diseases and illnesses, vaccines, etc.
So will biomed be the right way into the industry or does it not matter? I'm  a little confused here.

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« Reply #5 on: 06/08/2010 05:00:03 »
If you want to work in vaccines and drug design you could go toward either. Biomed will be more focused on the basic research and biotech will be more focused on down stream applications. Your best bet is to ask any labs if they are able to take on a lab tech volunteer for a few weeks. Sometimes the only way to work out what you best option might be is to just jump in head first  :)
 

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