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HZ University of Applied Sciences
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The first two years introduce you to the professional field and you learn everything about general chemistry and biology. In the third year you choose between the majors 'Applied Chemistry' and 'Life Sciences'.
Applied Chemistry trains you to become a researcher in the field of applied laboratory research. You will study the composition, the concentration and the quality of raw materials and products such as drinks, shampoo, medicines but also food products. You will also conduct researches into organic materials found in natural products and deal with environmental problems.
In Life Sciences you study subjects such as bacteriology and virology, epidemology and immunobiology, the development of modern vaccines and the application of DNA techniques in the identification of micro-organisms. You also learn to use fluorescence imaging techniques. Life Sciences are fields in experimental scientific research that focus on the molecular biological processes of ‘life’. This ranges from viruses, microorganisms and plants, to human beings. The study of biological molecular processes involves advanced laboratory experimental work, like genomics, proteomics and cell culturing. The objective of the research is to find new methodology and innovative tools, which will contribute to the enhancement of technological knowledge for the benefit of man and his environment. This includes improvement of medical diagnostic tools, pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines, but also the improvement of plant & cattle breeding.
If you have specialised in Applied Chemistry, you may practice one of the following professions: researcher, production development analyst, head of a laboratory, commercial assistant, spokesperson for a company or government or quality controller in a laboratory at companies such as DOW, GEP, SGS-Ecocare, Unilever, Akzo Nobel, Food Inspection Departments, government institutes or universities.
If you have specialised in Life Sciences, your career may start as a 'junior researcher' or 'research technician' in a (bio)medical laboratory doing research into all kinds of diseases, or you can do research in a multinational food industry, in a company or at a research institute (ecological diversity of plants/animals).