Whenever asked what my favourite subject is, Biology has been, and will always be, my only answer. It was bewildering to compare my body to a machine working harmoniously. The digestive system, the respiratory system and the circulatory system are coordinating with each other right underneath my skin. Realising that the 'blue lines' visible beneath the flesh of my hands are actually veins carrying deoxygenated blood fueled my desire to know more about how my body functions. To me, it has always been about getting to know my self better.
To excel in the field of Biology is not merely my dream, but my passion. I have started on this path of never-ending discovery and I want to master this science. It would not be unjustifying to state that the world is a better place today because of the advances in biological sciences. It truly promises to be an ever-advancing profession on this planet where better cures are required for freshly determined diseases on a day-to-day basis. Gene Technology and Biotechnology are a boon to this world. Putting microorganisms to use in the formation of insulin and under-development fields like gene therapy promise to be vital in the coming years.
The two fields of biology which interest me the most are Genetic Engineering and Immunology. I enjoy studying about genes and the concept of variation due to Meiosis is very fascinating. The increased involvement of Gene technology in our lives, ranging from curing diseases to genetically modified plants and animals, proves how vital the study of Biology has become. Knowing how our immune system fights a pathogen, studying how different diseases like Cancer, Malaria and Aids are caused and the production of antibodies makes me know my environment better where these diseases are prevalent now.
My cousin was diagnosed with Cancer almost three years ago and I witnessed what she was going through. She lost her leg in the process. Now, in...