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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Durham leads £8M Global Network to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases
Academics from the Department of Biosciences (Paul Denny and Ehmke Pohl) and the Department of Chemistry (Graham Sandford, Steven Cobb and Patrick Steel) have joined forces with colleagues from York (Jeremy Mottram), Sao Paulo (Ariel Silber) and Kalkotta (Nahid Ali) to lead an ambitious effort to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTD).
(22 Jul 2017) » More about RCUK GCRF award
Seminars coming up
Thursday 12 October 2017
- Seasonal acclimatization: From the organism to cellular membranes 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Professor Walter Arnold, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria
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