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About this program

A program in Life Sciences will allow you to investigate a multitude of life forms and their biochemical, molecular and genetic interactions – from viruses, bacteria and protozoans to fungi, plants and animals, including humans.

The program involves learning and understanding research in the life sciences from a range of interconnected disciplines including biochemistry, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, genetics and bioinformatics.

It also allows you to develop an additional level of expertise with dual choices of a disciplinary major(s) which suit students’ interest and an interdisciplinary capstone.

Cell and Developmental Biology is the study of how cells proliferate, differentiate and become coordinated to form diverse complex multicellular organisms.  

Our Life Sciences program majoring in Cell and Developmental Biology is suited for students who wish to understand how humans, other animals and plants utilise genomic information throughout development and to study processes associated with cancer, wound healing stem cells and reproduction.

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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