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.
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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
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- RT @PS_Applied_Ecol: Now in print: @AlkeVoskamp on #PhylogeneticDiversity vs. #SpeciesRichness of terrestrial #birds.…
Tweeted 30 Mar 2017
- RT @AngusJLothian: Paper just out @DurBiol: Use of navigation locks to help migratory fishes with poor swimming performance #fishsci https:…
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