The School of Biological & Biomedical Sciences is composed of 51 academic staff and research fellows with research and teaching interests that span the broad spectrum of the Biosciences. The School 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 School 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.
SBBS ranks in the top ten UK Biology Departments for research impact. Our basic science underpins applications across each-and-every sector of the bio-economy, including Biotechnology, Ecology and Agritechnology. SBBS partners with other areas of research- strength in Durham University including the Computational Sciences and Chemistry and encourages multidisciplinary research for Health and Wellbeing.
The School contributes to multidisciplinary University initiatives in the Bio-X-network.
SBBS has superb core research facilities.
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Professor Keith Lindsey
Head of School
We also support teaching programmes in Natural Sciences and Medicine.
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Insight into the effect of antibiotics on tuberculosis
Researchers studying the activity of antibiotics against tuberculosis have visualised the drugs in action, leading to new ideas of how to protect against increasing antibiotic resistance.
Wildfire disturbance-recovery dynamics in Southern Siberia: feedbacks between climate change and ecosystem resilience
New Three Year RCUK- Natural Environment Research Council Grant funding has been awarded to Dr Bob Baxter
Research and Innovation Showcase
The School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences are to showcase their research to potential industry partners at an event in Durham on the 20th April.
(28 Jan 2016) » More about Research and Innovation Showcase
Seminars coming up
Tuesday 23 February 2016
- Uromodulin: renal Mendelian disorders, susceptibility to chronic kidney disease and hypertension 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr Luca Rampoldi, Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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