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
We also support teaching programmes in Natural Sciences and Medicine.
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British Society of Parasitology Autumn Symposium to be held in Durham
This symposium will bring together leading expertise in protein structure determination, biochemical characterization and chemical biology to explore the most recent advances in the understanding of protein function and inhibition in microbial pathogens
(26 Jul 2016) » More about BSP Autumn Symposium
The School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences hosts the British Society for Research on Ageing
(22 Jul 2016) » More about British Society for Research on Ageing
The Changing Landscape of the Arctic
Arctic ecology expert Dr Bob Baxter of Durham University’s School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences will be taking part in a discussion on the Changing Landscape of the Arctic, during the Times Cheltenham Science Festival this week.
(10 Jun 2016) » More about The Arctic Landscape
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
Seminars coming up
- RT @acmedsci: The current round of @NewtonFund Advanced Fellowships is now open for applications from #China, closes 14 Sept https://t.co/0…
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- @durham_uni is hosting the @BSPparasitology Autumn meeting! Few places still left, discounts for local attendees https://t.co/NLcFgtckks
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