Biochemistry is the branch of the life sciences devoted to understanding the mechanisms by which living organisms carry out their many functions in complete, molecular detail.
Biochemistry and Molecular biology is the study of biochemical processes in living organisms at a molecular level. It deals with the structures and functions of cellular components such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and other biomolecules. It also deals with the interactions between the various systems of the cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA and protein synthesis and regulation. Students of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology study the biochemical reaction inside cells in order to understand the genetic and molecular basis of cellular processes. There is also an increasing demand for life scientists to contribute to the public understanding of science for example, by developments in molecular biology and biotechnology. In the public sector, Life Sciences graduates are in demand in research institutes, government departments, the National Health Service, forensic science and the Environment Agency. Commercial sectors that actively recruit graduates from the Life Sciences include the pharmaceutical, food, biotechnology, water and agriculture industries.