How is maths used in biotechnology?
Mathematics has lots of uses in biotechnology. For eg in pharmaceuticals and food science, the amount of chemicals required needs mathematics.
Bioinformatics, another major branch of biotechnology need mathematics in building programs and algorithms for data storage and access.
I'd answer this question from a student's perspective. First of all, it's important in chemical conversions and calculations.Also, most of the entrance exam consider mathematics to be an essential part of their question paper.
Questions based on probability, permutations and combination, Venn diagrams, some simple differentition and Integration are important.
Also Biostatistics is a useful subject to understand research methodology.
Its important to undestand corelation, covariance regression analysis and test of hypothesis.