The future of education in the molecular life sciences

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2001 Mar;2(3):221-5. doi: 10.1038/35056610.


The changing landscape of education in biochemistry and molecular biology presents many challenges for the future, for students and educators alike. The exponential increase in knowledge, the genomics, proteomics and computing revolutions, and the merging of once separate fields in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, mean that we need to rethink how we should be preparing today's science undergraduates for the future. What do we need to change, and how will we implement it?

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biochemistry / education
  • Biological Science Disciplines / education
  • Biological Science Disciplines / trends*
  • Forecasting*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Biology / education
  • Research