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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.

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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.


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

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

Seminars coming up

Monday 23 January 2017

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Monday 30 January 2017

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Monday 6 February 2017

Contact Details

Department of Biosciences,
Durham University,
Stockton Road,

+44 (0)191 3341200

We're recruiting