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Durham University

Department of Biosciences

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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Royal Commission 1851 Research Fellowship award for Dr Tessa Young

Congratulations to Dr Tessa Young who has been awarded a three-year fellowship to investigate how living cells use and control metal elements. 

(30 Jul 2019) » More about Royal Commission 1851 Research Fellowship award for Dr Tessa Young

Lister Institute Prize Fellowship awarded to Dr Tim Blower

Congratulations to Dr Tim Blower who has been awarded a Lister Institute Prize Fellowship to explore the potential applications of new bacteriophage-resistance mechanisms.

(28 Jun 2019) » More about Lister Institute Prize Fellowship awarded to Dr Tim Blower

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Contact Details

Department of Biosciences,
Durham University,
Stockton Road,

+44 (0)191 3341200

Gold rated for teaching excellence and student outcomes