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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British Ecological Society Symposium 2017
Durham to host British Ecological Society Symposium 2017.
(20 Jan 2017) » More about British Ecological Society Symposium 2017
British Pharmacological Society
Congratulations to Mr Chris Green (current final year BSc (Hons) Biological Science undergraduate student) for receiving the 2016 British Pharmacological Society Prize.
(12 Jan 2017) » More about British Pharmacological Society
Biotechnology Yes 2016
Congratulations to Emily Cardew, Naomi Carne, Beccy Eno, and Eve Hunter-Featherstone, who were awarded the James Cowper Preston prize.
(9 Dec 2016) » More about Biotechnology Yes 2016
Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers
Drs Martyn Lucas and Jeroen Tummers of Durham University’s Department of Biosciences celebrate new paper on the importance for fishes of reducing river fragmentation at the EU-funded AMBER launch on 30 Nov 2016.
(30 Nov 2016) » More about AMBER and reducing river fragmentation effects
Seminars coming up
Monday 23 January 2017
- Recent advances at the intersection of paleoecology, ecoinformatics, and global change research: Leveraging the past to better predict the future 4:00pm, Whitehead Room, Prof. Jack Williams (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Tuesday 24 January 2017
- The biogeography of plant population performance 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Prof. Yvonne Buckley
Monday 30 January 2017
- Restoring an ecosystem with predators 4:00pm, Whitehead Room, Dr. Matt Hayward (University of Bangor)
Tuesday 31 January 2017
- Light, temperature and plant development 4:00pm, L50, Psychology, Dr. Kerry Franklin
Monday 6 February 2017
- Serendipitous tales of nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon in high Arctic tundra 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Whitehead Room, Dr. Sarah Woodin (University of Aberdeen)
- RT @HatfieldCollege: Tonight, 6-7pm in Birley Rm: #SHAPED talk on Essay Writing in Biosciences. Helpful prep for upcoming projects!…
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- RT @NC3Rs: Register by 27 January for short course on robust & reproducible science, tailored for early-career researchers: https://t.co/P…
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- RT @royalsociety: Apply now for our Royal Society Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowship. Deadline - 18 Jan…
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