Here, Peter explains what he likes about working in biotechnology.
Peter Molan (University of Waikato)
I see biotechnology as taking the biological knowledge and applying that to get through to a product of some sort or a process, which can be useful.
I find this work I have done on honey I really enjoy because I like challenges and finding solutions to the problems, and I think this has thrown up a large number of challenges and has allowed a lot of ingenuity to be used.
What is involved is applying all of the breadth of scientific knowledge I have accumulated over a lifetime and using pretty well all of that to understand what the problems are, because if you don’t understand a problem, you can’t produce a rational solution to it.