The School of Biological & Biomedical Sciences is composed of 51 academic staff and research fellows with research and teaching interests that span the broad spectrum of the Biosciences. The School 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 School 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.
SBBS ranks in the top ten UK Biology Departments for research impact. The School contributes to multidisciplinary University initiatives in the Bio-X-network.
SBBS has superb core research facilities.
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Professor Keith Lindsey
Head of School
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Could dogs be trained to detect malaria?
Professor Steve Lindsay of Durham University’s School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Grand Challenges Exploration grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to see if dogs can detect malaria, with their highly developed sense of smell.
(27 May 2016) » More about Medical Detection Dogs
FESPB Award for Miguel de Lucas
Dr. Miguel de Lucas to be awarded the 2016 Young Scientist FESPB award.
(13 May 2016) » More about FESPB Award for Miguel de Lucas
EU Virus-X Consortium Awarded €8M to Mine Viral Biological Diversity
Durham University's, Ehmke Pohl, is part of a consortium that has received EU funding to explore viral genomic diversity, with the aims of crafting new sequencing approaches, bioinformatics tools, and targeted gene products.
(25 Apr 2016) » More about Virus-X
Research finds damage ''sensor'' in skin tissue
Research by the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences has identified a damage ''sensor'' in skin surface tissues that transmits a ''stress/injury signal'' for skin wound repair.
(21 Apr 2016) » More about Research by the school of Biological and Biomedical Sciences has identified a damage sensor in skin surface tissues that transmits a stress/injury signal for skin wound repair.
Genomic architecture of phenotypic divergence between two hybridizing plant species along an elevational gradient
New research published by SBBS Research Fellow and DCCIT Member Adrian Brennan.
Seminars coming up
- Congratulations to @mdelucas80 @DurBiol on being awarded Young Scientist FESPB Award @EPSO_FESPB2016 https://t.co/cpuLrhzqyt
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- RT @BBSRC: £40M pledged in first Research Council calls to tackle global challenges from new #GCRF fund https://t.co/kOkZ5TORt6 https://t.c…
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