- To study organisms at molecular and cellular levels and advance to the realm of biotechnology -
The Applied Molecular & Cellular Biology Program studies the structures and functions of genes and proteins, characterizes cells and minute intracellular organs as aggregates of biological molecules, and examines life phenomena of cells and individual organisms at a molecular level. Major disciplines to be studied include molecular biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and immunobiology. Students also analyze the functions of organisms from such viewpoints as low-molecular compounds as well as biopolymers such as genes and proteins, and improve their capabilities to understand where in the ecosystem each species of organism is placed.
Students first learn the basics of biological sciences, study different theories in these fields, and gradually move on to the cutting-edge domains. In doing so, they acquire skills to apply the knowledge they have obtained to areas concerning food and the environment. The program helps students understand how activities of microorganisms, animals, plants, and all other forms of life relate within their ecosystems and obtain skills to extend what they have learned to such other fields as food and the environment.