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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Prehistoric changes in vegetation could predict future of Earth’s ecosystems
Dramatic changes in the Earth’s vegetation at the end of the last ice age could be a sign of future climate driven changes if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut.
Hybridisation and detection of a hybrid zone between mesic and desert ragworts (Senecio) across an aridity gradient in the eastern Mediterranean
New research published by Richard J. Abbott, Hans P. Comes, Zoë A. Goodwin and Adrian C. Brennan
in Plant Ecology and Diversity.
Spatio-temporal variation in fitness responses to contrasting environments in Arabidopsis thaliana
New research by, Moises Exposito-Alonso, Adrian C. Brennan, Carlos Alonso-Blanco, F. Xavier Picó to be published in the Journal: Evolution.
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