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

Photosynthetic protein structure that harvests and traps infrared light

New research from our department has solved the structure of a photosynthetic protein to reveal how it converts near-infrared light into an electrical charge.

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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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Electron microscopy facility

The University of Sheffield’s new multi-million pound electron microscopy facility was officially opened with the visit by Dr Richard Henderson, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Study with us

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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