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Durham University

Department of Biosciences

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.

Should you not find the information you are looking for in our web pages please contact us.

Professor Keith Lindsey

Head of Department

We also support teaching programmes in Natural Sciences.

To find out more about the Department, please use the links on the left of your browser, or contact us directly.


Body Size And The Limits To Population Density

Ecologists have, for a long time, been fascinated by the relationship between body size and population density.

(21 Feb 2019) » More about Body Size And The Limits To Population Density

EPSRC CDT in Molecular Sciences for Medicine at Durham

Durham University and Newcastle University were awarded over £5 million of Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), to train 60 PhD students during the next 9 years in Molecular Sciences for Medicine (MoSMed).

(4 Feb 2019) » More about EPSRC CDT in Molecular Sciences for Medicine at Durham

Biotechnology Yes 2018

Congratulations to Daniel Bruce, a PhD student from the Department of Biosciences for being part of the winning team in a national enterprise competition, Engineering YES 2018.

(14 Jan 2019) » More about Biotechnology Yes 2018

Seminars coming up

Contact Details

Department of Biosciences,
Durham University,
Stockton Road,

+44 (0)191 3341200

Gold rated for teaching excellence and student outcomes