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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Engineering Ni supply for biotechnology
Durham scientists have helped uncover the pathway for biosynthesis of the yellow, nickel-containing coenzyme F430, essential in microorganisms that convert CO2 to methane, as reported today in Nature.
(23 Feb 2017) » More about Engineering Ni supply for biotechnology
Research looks at metals’ roles in reactions of life
Nearly half of the reactions of life are driven by metals. Now a multidisciplinary collaboration between ten Durham University Bioscientists and Chemists has discovered how living cells are attuned to these vital elements.
(6 Feb 2017) » More about the role of metals in reactions of life
British Ecological Society Symposium 2017
Durham to host British Ecological Society Symposium 2017.
(20 Jan 2017) » More about British Ecological Society Symposium 2017
British Pharmacological Society
Congratulations to Mr Chris Green (current final year BSc (Hons) Biological Science undergraduate student) for receiving the 2016 British Pharmacological Society Prize.
(12 Jan 2017) » More about British Pharmacological Society
Seminars coming up
Monday 27 February 2017
- Utilising personality to improve reintroduction success 4:00pm, Whitehead Room, Dr Samantha Bremner-Harrison (Nottingham Trent University)
Tuesday 28 February 2017
- Structure of the Homodimeric Androgen Receptor Ligand-Binding Domain: towards a deeper understanding of prostate cancer and androgen insensitivity syndromes 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Eva Estebanez-Perpina, University of Barcelona, Contact email@example.com
Tuesday 7 March 2017
- We seed weed seeds 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Dana Macgregor
Monday 13 March 2017
- Using community ecology to understand biological invasions 4:00pm, Whitehead Room, Dr. Jane Catford (University of Southampton)
- Peter Chivers @DurBiol @DurhamChemistry publishes with colleagues @UniKent in @Nature https://t.co/skbB7NxcBM
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