Biochemistry and Microbiology
Address: Biochemistry & Microbiology
PO Box 77000
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
6031 South Africa
Telephone: +27 41 5042441
Fax: +27 41 5042814
Biochemistry was established in January 1968 as the Subject Committee of Biochemistry on the Bird Street campus of the University of Port Elizabeth. Undergraduate service courses in Physiology and Anatomy for Health Science students (Human Movement Science, Nursing and Pharmacy) were transferred to the department in 1987.
The Department of Biochemistry functioned at the University of Port Elizabeth in the absence of a formal Department of Microbiology. Undergraduate Microbiology was instituted in January 1996 and postgraduate training was started in 1998.
Within the Faculty of Science, Biochemistry and Microbiology can be combined with many other subjects at second and third year level for a BSc degree; eg, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, Physiology (second year level) and Computer Science. Via modules in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Physiology, the department offers service courses to students in the Faculty of Health Sciences (Human Movement Science, Nursing Science and Pharmacy). Biochemistry, Microbiology and Physiology also take part in a new degree course, BSc (Human Movement Science).
The department collaborates with its neighbouring departments at Fort Hare and Rhodes, as well as with other departments in South Africa. International links with laboratories in Budapest (Hungary), Montreal (Canada), Munich and Berlin (Germany), Sendai (Japan) and Sydney (Australia) are maintained.
To provide internationally competitive education and research in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Physiology, and to produce innovative scientists addressing community needs.
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111
Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2574 / 2731
PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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