Biology is the study of life and embraces many different areas of both biological and biomedical interest. Studies range from exploring molecular structures, to understanding how genes work, the development and behaviour of microorganisms, plants and animals, their evolution, and their environmental interactions and impacts. It reveals core scientific knowledge of how cells and organisms function, and results in applications that underpin up-to-the-minute technological and scientific advances. This is one of the most dynamic areas of modern biology and takes a 'finding solutions' approach. It includes the study of microbial biotechnology, genetic and cloning technologies, drug design, plant cell technology, synthetic biology, stem cells and biological production methods.