Department of Applied Life Sciences

The Department of Applied Life Sciences pursues the research and application of numerous chemical and biological principles related to the production, processing, utilization, and conservation of bioresources. That is, research in the Department aims to carry out a detailed examination and to reach an understanding of the life phenomena and biological functions of microorganisms, plants, animals, and other living organisms based on the biosciences, which draws on the basic disciplines of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, physiology, and molecular biology. Concurrently, the Department provides basic courses and is at the forefront of research to apply advanced biotechnological applications (biotechnology) to the production of substances that are of benefit to human life, such as agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, processed foods, and chemical products.