Microbiologist

Microbiologists study microscopic forms of life such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa.
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    Overview

    Microbiologists study microscopic forms of life such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa.

    Day-to-day

    • investigates the chemical structure and function of living cells and their isolated components, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants, and micro-organisms
    • examines micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and their enzymes, and uses the knowledge gained to create and develop new, and improve existing, products, materials and processes.

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