Department of Biosciences
The Department of Biosciences is composed of 51 academic staff and research fellows with research and teaching interests that span the broad spectrum of the Biosciences. The Department studies biology from the smallest to the largest scales; from the structures and functions of biological molecules, through to cells, tissues and organisms and to the entire global ecosystem. The interests of academic staff include all types of living organisms, from bacteria, through the plant and animal kingdoms, to human health and disease. The Department also has strong interdisciplinary links with the physical and social sciences. With excellent facilities for carrying out both teaching and research, we offer high quality undergraduate teaching programmes, and a supportive environment for research staff and postgraduate students.
The Department ranks in the top ten UK Biology Departments for research impact and contributes to multidisciplinary University initiatives in the Bio-X-network.
The Department has superb core research facilities.
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Professor Keith Lindsey
Head of Department
We also support teaching programmes in Natural Sciences.
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Seminars coming up
Tuesday 11 October 2016
- Monitoring calcium dynamics in the plant signalling network 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Prof. Lorella Navazio
Tuesday 18 October 2016
- Polyadenylation as a therapeutic target 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Cornelia de Moor
Tuesday 1 November 2016
- The Cilium – Cellular Compartment that Functions as a Signal Detection Centre 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Jarema Malicki
Tuesday 8 November 2016
- Langerhans cells and graft-versus-host disease: villians or victims 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Clare Bennett
Tuesday 15 November 2016
- Clockes across taxa: conserved cellular timekeeping mechanisms in eukaryotes 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Gerben van Ooijen
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- RT @Durham_BSI: Glycosylated Nanoparticles as Efficient Antimicrobial Delivery Agents-paper from the Sharples lab @DurBiol https://t.co/Y3…
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