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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Body Size And The Limits To Population Density
Ecologists have, for a long time, been fascinated by the relationship between body size and population density.
(21 Feb 2019) » More about Body Size And The Limits To Population Density
EPSRC CDT in Molecular Sciences for Medicine at Durham
Durham University and Newcastle University were awarded over £5 million of Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), to train 60 PhD students during the next 9 years in Molecular Sciences for Medicine (MoSMed).
Seminars coming up
Thursday 21 February 2019
- Inter-tissue UPR signalling: its regulation and role in ageing 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Rebecca Taylor, University of Cambridge, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 28 February 2019
- Sugar and fat: following de novo lipogenesis from mice to man using metabolomics. 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Jules Griffin, University of Cambridge, Contact email@example.com
Thursday 7 March 2019
- Mechanisms conferring seasonal flowering responses in annual and perennial plants 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Prof George Coupland, Max Planck Institute, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 14 March 2019
- Rethinking conservation in an age of uncertainty: a personal journey. 1:00pm, L50, Psychology, Prof EJ Milner Gulland, University of Oxford, Contact email@example.com
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