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

Toolkit to repair DNA breaks associated with ageing, cancer and motor neurone disease

A new ‘toolkit’ to repair damaged DNA that can lead to ageing, cancer and motor neurone disease (MND) has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield and collaborators at Oxford.

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Evolutionary compromise inherent to photosynthesis discovered

MBB Scientists have unravelled a key evolutionary compromise photosynthetic organisms make between optimal light harvesting and photoprotection

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Training scientists to combat antimicrobial resistance

Designed in collaboration with the NHS, our MSc Antimicrobial Resistance course will give students a real-world insight into the different approaches utilised to tackle the global threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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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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