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

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Morphing time! Plant chloroplasts wake up before they go go!

New research from our department, published in Nature Plants explains how plants switch from photoprotection to photosynthesis when transitioning from darkness to daylight.

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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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Postgraduate scholarships

We have over 100 scholarships available to fund talented new postgraduate students in 2018. Find out if you're eligible for a scholarship worth £10,000. Government loans of over £10,000 are also available.

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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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