Organisation profile

Organisation profile

For more information on School of Biological Sciences research, see our School website research pages.

Our research ranges from fundamental cell and evolutionary biology through to biomedical and industrial applications. We aim to make exciting scientific discoveries and to ensure our research makes a difference in the world.

We are one of the largest centres of biological science in the UK. The 2014 UK research excellence assessment placed us 3rd in the UK for our research quality, and we are ranked in the UK top 5 and world top 25 for biological sciences in both the QS and Times Higher world university rankings. We place a particularly strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research, linking complementary approaches in theoretical and experimental science and working closely with physical sciences, engineering, medical and veterinary sciences.

Read more about Our Strategic Research Themes on the School of Biological Sciences website:

The Biology of our Changing World

The Biology of Health and Disease

Engineering Biology for Health and Wealth

Find out more about our Research Institutes and Research Centres.




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