We study life at the molecular level. We're finding exciting new approaches in bioscience and training the next generation of highly skilled scientists.

Rice with fewer stomata requires less water and is better suited for climate change

New research from our department has revealed that rice plants engineered to have fewer stomata are more tolerant to drought and resilient to future climate change.

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Take the first step towards your degree

Find out what it's like to study in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Explore our web pages to discover our undergraduate courses, and read our student stories to see what our current students and graduates think.

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Revolutionary research to help thousands losing their sight to 'silent epidemic'

Pioneering research which will help thousands of people across the globe at risk of losing their sight to a 'silent epidemic' of eye infections has been launched at the University of Sheffield.

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Our fascinating BSc courses and accredited MBiolSci degrees span the bioscience subjects of biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology. MSc students come from all over the world to learn the latest advanced lab skills.

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World class research

We use the latest technology to better understand the molecular basis of human health and the environment. You can join us by applying for one of our PhD research or fellowship opportunities.

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Public engagement and impact

We're committed to making an impact with our research. That's why we work with our partners in industry to develop new solutions, and take part in a range of events to inspire the public.

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