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 cell and systems biology. 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
Pesticide made from spider venom kills pests without harming bees
New research on the small hive beetle features in the latest edition of the New Scientist
Seminars coming up
Thursday 21 November 2019
Thursday 28 November 2019
- How small heat shock proteins can prevent amyloid formation 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Professor Andrew Baldwin, University of Oxford, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 5 December 2019
- Mutations and Variations in Health and Disease: Protein Interaction Networks and their Multiscale Interpretation. 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Professor Franca Fraternali, Randall Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, King’s College London, Contact email@example.com
Thursday 12 December 2019
- The chemical biology of auxin recognition: Mapping hormone and herbicide selectivity. 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Professor Richard Napier, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 23 January 2020
- Stick or twist? Decision-making in plant development 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr Tom Bennet, University of Leeds, Contact email@example.com
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