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School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

The School of Biological & Biomedical Sciences is composed of 46 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.

Our research addresses major global problems including food security, climate change, healthy aging and control of disease with our academics underpinning these areas with expertise in 'Biotic and abiotic stress, signalling and environmental adaptation', 'Cell structure, function and development' and 'Human health and disease'

Research within the School contributes to major University initiatives, such as the Biophysical Sciences Institute, the Durham Energy Institute, the Durham Centre for Bioimaging Technology (DCBT), the Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology (DCCIT), the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, and the North East Stem Cell Institute.

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Professor Keith Lindsey

Head of School

We also support teaching programmes in Natural Sciences and Medicine.

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School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
Durham University,
South Road,

+44 (0)191 3341200

World leading research across all Durham University subjects