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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.

Should you not find the information you are looking for in our web pages please contact us.

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.


ReproCELL Europe wins Technology Innovator Award

ReproCELL Europe has been named Most renowned for Innovation in Cell Technology 2016 & Development of Advanced 3D Tissue models using Alvetex in the CV Technology Innovator Awards. Chief Scientific Officer of ReproCELL Europe, Durham University's Professor Przyborski provides an overview of the 3D Cell Culture Technolgy that has been recognised.

(21 Oct 2016) » More about ReproCELL Europe wins Technology Innovator Award

Dr Steve Chivasa awarded a Newton Fund grant

Dr Steve Chivasa of Durham University’s Department of Biosciences has been awarded a Newton Fund grant from the Royal Society.

(5 Oct 2016) » More about Dr Steve Chivasa awarded a Newton Fund grant

Seminars coming up

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Contact Details

Department of Biosciences,
Durham University,
Stockton Road,

+44 (0)191 3341200
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