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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.

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News

Scientists trace the genetic evolution of cotton

Work led by scientists in China, in collaboration with Durham University, and published in Nature Genetics , has shown how the genetic organisation of cotton has evolved during domestication over millennia.

(7 Mar 2017) » More about The genetic evolution of cotton


British Ecological Society Symposium 2017

Durham to host British Ecological Society Symposium 2017.

(20 Jan 2017) » More about British Ecological Society Symposium 2017


Seminars coming up


Contact Details

Department of Biosciences,
Durham University,
Stockton Road,
Durham,
DH1 3LE

Telephone:
+44 (0)191 3341200

We're recruiting