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Biochemist

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Definition

noun, plural: biochemists

An individual who is trained and specializing in biochemistry


Supplement

Biochemists (or biological chemists) are people who specialize in the field of biochemistry. They study the different biochemical processes in living organisms. Their research deals primarily with how an existing or a new product would affect or improve the quality of life. Their research typically involves studying immune system, gene expressions, mutations leading to cancers, and product development. As for the training, the minimum requirement is a degree in biochemistry. An understanding of the organic and inorganic chemistry is required. Since biochemistry is a chemistry associated with biology, a basic understanding of different biological fields such as molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, microbiology, etc. is essential. Biochemists are typically seen working in the laboratory or research units of pharmaceuticals and biotechnological industries. Other biochemists are involved in the academe, teaching biochemistry and related courses to undergraduates.

Some notable biochemists are as follows:

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