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Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Our researchers study the molecular biology and biochemistry of plants, microbes, and invertebrates. This has applications in the design and redesign of biological systems.

Our research

Research within the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology theme investigates the molecular basis of plant, microbial and invertebrate life. We share expertise and methodologies in bioinformatics and genomics, cell biochemistry, imaging and microscopy, cellular and molecular physiology, synthetic biology, and protein biochemistry.

Our activities have strong biotechnological outcomes. We are active in areas such as the discovery and production of new enzymes and bioactive compounds, industrial and marine biotechnology, crop productivity and crop protection, and the development of novel biomaterials. Members of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology also contribute new tools and resources to the scientific community to accelerate fundamental research and support engineering biology efforts.

We offer excellent research and teaching opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students through our undergraduate degree programmes, and our postgraduate MSc, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees.

You can read more about our research here.

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