Faculty of Art and Science

Molecular Biology and Genetics

About the Department


Molecular biology and genetics is a very important scientific field that studies all living systems by researching the basic molecules of life, starting from RNA, DNA, viruses, proteins, metabolites in microorganisms, plants, animals and humans. Molecular biology and genetics present solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of important problems such as single-gene and multifactorial hereditary features, cancer and aging with the application of high-scale omics and cell technologies. With current technologies, inheritance materials of living things can be replaced with either gene transfers or molecular scissors such as CRISPR-cas9, Cpf1. In addition, the cultivation of superior plants and animals allows the use of microorganisms in a variety of areas limited by imagination, such as the use of microorganisms to improve environmental problems.