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 17 October 2019
- How should we begin? Translation initiation and stress responses in fungi. 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr Edward Wallace, University of Edinburgh, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 24 October 2019
- Epigenetic control of root-specific responses to edaphic signals 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Professor Anna Amtmann, Glasgow University, Contact email@example.com
Thursday 31 October 2019
- Regional differences in past and future plant-phenological changes between Europe, Asia and North America 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Professor Susanne Renner, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 7 November 2019
- Archaeogenomic insights into the evolution of agriculture as a landscape scale process 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Professor Robin Allaby, University of Warwick, Contact email@example.com
Thursday 14 November 2019
- Food Webs, Foraging Biology and Multiple Threats to Ecosystems 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr Andrew Beckerman, University of Sheffield, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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