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BIOLOGY: A Career

Ronilo Jose D. Flores Faculty, Environmental Biology Division, IBS, UPLB

OUTLINE

I. Common Misconceptions II. What is Biology? III. The BS Biology Program in UPLB III. Career Options for BS Bio Students My Career as a Biologist (Microbiologist)

WHAT IS BIOLOGY?

Biology is a boring subject Biology only involves memory work Biology is only confined in a room Biology is only for medical aspirants THERE IS NO MONEY IN BIOLOGY

What is Biology Then?

Study of Life

What is Biology Then?

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology is a vast subject containing many subdivisions, topics, and disciplines.

IBS AND THE BS BIOLOGY PROGRAM

HISTORY

The Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS) was created on March 23, 1983, by virtue of Executive Order 889. It was organized from the existing staff of the former Departments of Botany, Life Sciences and Zoology Today it holds the distinction of handling the largest number of courses and students in the University. In recognition of its leading role, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) confirmed its status as a Center of Excellence in Biology in 1999.

The Institute

Mission To become a leading center for teaching, research and extension in biology in the Asian Region.

Vision Academic excellence in biology with relevance to present day needs for national economic development, productive ecosystems and improvement of human conditions.

MAJORS FIELDS

Microbiology Genetics Cell and Molecular Biology Ecology Plant Biology Systematics Zoology Wildlife Biology

Microbiology

Microbiology (from Greek , mkros, "small"; , bios, "life"; and -, logia) is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cellcluster microscopic organisms

Genetics

is the science of heredity and variation in living organisms.

Cell and Molecular Biology

Cell and Molecular biology chiefly concerns itself with understanding the interactions between the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis as well as learning how these interactions are regulated.

Ecology

The scientific discipline of ecology encompasses areas from global processes, to the study of marine and terrestrial habitats to interspecific interactions such as predation and pollination

Plant Biology

It is the scientific study of plant life. concerned with the study of plants, algae and fungi, including structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, chemical properties, and evolution.

Systematics

Biological systematics is the study of the diversification of life on the planet Earth, both past and present, and the relationships among living things through time.

Zoology

is the branch of biology that focuses on the structure, function, behavior and evolution of animals

Wildlife Biology

The biological study of wildlife which includes all nondomesticated plants, animals and other organisms.

CAREER OPTIONS

A Gamut of career options are available to BS Bio Graduates. Teaching Research Extension NGO Government Industries Medical Fields Bioentrepreneurship A LOT MORE!!

My Career as a Biologist

I do academic work as a UP teacher handling courses such as BIO 1, BIO 2, BIO 3, BIO 150. I do research on Red Algae Taxonomy and Diversity in the Philippines I study Environmental Microbiology I LOVE WHAT I AM DOING!

Thank YOU!!!