Students are required to pass the Research Methodology modules (6 credit hours) in the first year of their candidature.
Key Research Areas
Food Science & Nutrition:
A far reaching area, this cluster seeks new insights into probiotics, live ‘friendly’ microbes that protect and prevent against disease, food supplements, nutraceuticals, encapsulation controlled release of food bioactive components and advanced processing technologies.
This cluster encompasses research in infectious diseases which looks at disease causing agents and the drugs or chemicals that kill or slow them down. This cluster also addresses growing health problems in society especially molecular mechanism in the progression and treatment of diabetes and cancer
This cluster investigates the use and conservation of biological resources. Application of this knowledge results in a more sustainable utilisation and protection of biological resources in areas such as environmental management, bioremediation, aquatic and plant biotechnology and industrial chemistry.