Microbiology is a broad discipline that involves the study of the biology of bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi. Genetic engineers are using bacteria and viruses to clone eukaryotic genes to study and treat human genetic disorders. Vaccines are being developed for diseases such as AIDS, Legionnaire’s disease. In the areas of biotechnology, agriculture and food production, microbes are continually exploited for the benefit of man. Microbiologists are needed to do the research required for the future battle against diseases worldwide and to exploit microbes in the production of food.


  • Bacteriologist
  • Industrial Microbiologist
  • Virologist
  • Mycologist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Proto Zoologist
  • Immunologist and Geneticist