This case study introduces students to biotechnology and invites them to explore their first impressions of biotechnology and the past and present impacts of biotechnology in society, as well as in their own life.

Learn More

Biotechnology is big business with big potential - but what are bioproducts, and how are they made? Investigate the science & issues of bioproducts such as biofuels.

Learn More

Biotechnology is changing our world every day. View our timeline to see how the field of biotechnology has progressed over the years!

Learn More

An introduction to four top American researchers and the basics of biotechnology in the research areas of biofuels, genetics, health, and agriculture. These scientists explain what drew them to the field of biotechnology. (11:53)

Learn More

Video from EuropaBio showing applications of biotech in every day life (4:42)

Learn More

A collaboration between designers & scientists in synthetic biology saw seven Cambridge University undergraduates genetically engineer bacteria to secrete a variety of coloured pigments, visible to the naked eye. (4:30)

Learn More

One day, techniques for verifying the safety of food could be as fast and simple as using the checkout scanner at the grocery store.

Learn More

Nanotechnology works on a scale of only a couple of nanometers in length. Within this tiny world lies the possibility for microscopic medical devices to fight disease and for computers to use microchips the size of a speck of dust, to name just a few.

Learn More

Imagine you’re at your favorite seafood restaurant. You peruse the menu: tuna, shrimp, scallops, crude oil… oil?! 

Learn More

Nanotechnology involves the construction of functional materials at the molecular/atomic scale, and it overlaps a variety of disciplines including engineering, chemistry, physics and biology.

Learn More