Solve bio-related challenges facing our society by producing chemical building blocks, therapeutical drugs (biopharmaceuticals), tissue engineered organs, new medical imaging technology and diagnostic devices.
New discoveries and modern technologies used in biology and medicine have led to the rapid change and growth of biomedical research and industry transitioning to sustainable operations. Rapid developments in the field of synthetic biology and its associated methods, including more widely available gene editing techniques, have substantially increased our capabilities for bioengineering.
As our ability to modify and control biological systems increases, biological processes are replacing chemical and mechanical processes due to their inherent advantages of renewable resources, mild operation conditions and minimal waste problem. Bioengineering creates the opportunity to solve health and environmental problems.
You will work at the interface of biomedicine and engineering. Examples of bioengineering applications include:
- Cell engineered to produce chemical building blocks
- Therapeutical drugs (biopharmaceuticals)
- Tissue engineered organs
- New medical imaging technology
- Diagnostic devices