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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Language: English

Duration: 4 years

Level: Undergraduate

Genetic engineer; conducts a comprehensive study of genes, living forms including human, plant, animal and microorganisms. It takes part in regulating or modifying genetic structures so that organisms become healthier, more efficient and resistant to environmental challenges.

What Does a Genetic Engineer Do? What are the Duties and Responsibilities?

The general responsibilities of genetic engineers who conduct research and studies for a healthier life and community welfare are as follows;

  • To conduct research on various engineering aspects of biological systems of animals, plants and humans,
  • Conducting studies to manipulate and modify genes for the treatment of inherited diseases,
  • To extract the DNA of organisms or to perform diagnostic tests,
  • To research new materials to be used in experiments and products,
  • To use biomedical equipment correctly and to make changes in equipment when necessary,
  • To properly preserve living creatures, cells and tissues whose genetic research and studies have been carried out,
  • To ensure job security in the laboratory,
  • Supervising or directing the work of other geneticists, biologists or technicians working in genetic research projects,
  • Documenting laboratory research processes and results,
  • Writing scientific articles, documenting and publishing research and experimental results,
  • Analyzing the data obtained as a result of experiments and research and publishing them as an article,
  • To convey both theory and practice to young colleagues and students,
  • To follow scientific publications and developments continuously,
  • Working to develop new techniques and applications.

How to Become a Genetic Engineer?

To become a genetic engineer, it is necessary to complete the four-year Genetic Engineering departments of universities with a bachelor's degree.

Requirements for a Genetic Engineer

  • To have analytical thinking skills,
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret complex concepts,
  • Having advanced observation skills and paying attention to details,
  • To show a predisposition to teamwork,
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and solve complex problems,
  • Being open to professional development,
  • To exhibit the ability to work regularly and in detail,
  • To have advanced communication skills

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