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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Biotechnology Yes 2016
Congratulations to Emily Cardew, Naomi Carne, Beccy Eno, and Eve Hunter-Featherstone, who were awarded the James Cowper Preston prize.
(9 Dec 2016) » More about Biotechnology Yes 2016
Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers
Drs Martyn Lucas and Jeroen Tummers of Durham University’s Department of Biosciences celebrate new paper on the importance for fishes of reducing river fragmentation at the EU-funded AMBER launch on 30 Nov 2016.
(30 Nov 2016) » More about AMBER and reducing river fragmentation effects
New EU project collaboration across Biosciences, Geography and Business School: EU AMBER project launches its research on fragmented river systems in Europe
EU AMBER project launches its research on fragmented river systems in Europe
(30 Nov 2016) » More about The new AMBER project
How plants conquer the world
A study involving Durham University's Dr Wayne Dawson shows that the ability to self-fertilize helps plants to spread around the world
(31 Oct 2016) » More about How plants conquer the world
ReproCELL Europe wins Technology Innovator Award
ReproCELL Europe has been named Most renowned for Innovation in Cell Technology 2016 & Development of Advanced 3D Tissue models using Alvetex in the CV Technology Innovator Awards. Chief Scientific Officer of ReproCELL Europe, Durham University's Professor Przyborski provides an overview of the 3D Cell Culture Technolgy that has been recognised.
(21 Oct 2016) » More about ReproCELL Europe wins Technology Innovator Award
Seminars coming up
Tuesday 13 December 2016
Tuesday 17 January 2017
- Early life microbiota and host interactions 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Lindsay Hall
Tuesday 24 January 2017
- Landscape demography: how landscape determines population growth and spread 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Prof. Yvonne Buckley
Tuesday 31 January 2017
- TBA 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Kerry Franklin
Tuesday 7 February 2017
- Understanding "green" evolution: abscisic acid, armadillos, angiosperms, and algae 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Juliet Coates
- Congrats to the @DurBiol and @DurhamChemistry #BiotechYES team for winning the best financial planning strategy awa… https://t.co/y6fRmYUaob
Tweeted 08 Dec 2016
- RT @RoyalSocBio: In vitro skin models can help us understand impact of air pollution on skin health @DurBiol @PGUK #greyskyresearch https:/…
Tweeted 07 Dec 2016
- RT @durham_uni: .@DurBiol @GeogDurham & @DUBusSchool are part of @AMBERtools a new project finding solutions to river fragmentation…
Tweeted 30 Nov 2016
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