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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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
- The Cilium – Cellular Compartment that Functions as a Signal Detection Centre 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Jarema Malicki
Tuesday 8 November 2016
- Langerhans cells and graft-versus-host disease: villians or victims 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Clare Bennett
Tuesday 15 November 2016
- Clockes across taxa: conserved cellular timekeeping mechanisms in eukaryotes 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Gerben van Ooijen
Tuesday 22 November 2016
- Proteasome-mediated gene expression in plant immunity 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr Steven Spoel, University of Edinburgh, Contact email@example.com
Tuesday 29 November 2016
- Animal camouflage: evolutionary biology meets computational neuroscience, art, and war 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Prof. Innes Cuthill
- Apply now for PhD studentships @DurBiol starting October 2017 https://t.co/8Ysh3mgKd7
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- Luke Powell from @Smithsonian talks about 'Conservation ecology in 21st century Central Africa' Today, 4pm, Whitehead room @DurBiol
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