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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.

SBBS ranks in the top ten UK Biology Departments for research impact. Our basic science underpins applications across each-and-every sector of the bio-economy, including Biotechnology, Ecology and Agritechnology. SBBS partners with other areas of research- strength in Durham University including the Computational Sciences and Chemistry and encourages multidisciplinary research for Health and Wellbeing.

The School contributes to multidisciplinary University initiatives in the Bio-X-network.

SBBS has superb core research facilities.

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Professor Keith Lindsey

Head of School

We also support teaching programmes in Natural Sciences and Medicine.

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Contact Details

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

+44 (0)191 3341200

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