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Department of Biosciences


Department Research Structure

The Department encourages ad hoc and often transient research groupings with common questions, facilities or techniques. The Department also supports more formal discussion groups, centers, institutes, networks and initiatives, many of which are multidisciplinary and in the Bio-X network. Our research builds upon strengths in three sub-disciplines, ‘Ecology and evolution’, ‘Biochemistry’ and ‘Cell and developmental biology’. To assist research management, each member of staff has a primary home in one of four groups. These groups organise focused seminar series, run research away days, manage joint research facilities, oversee mentoring, oversee internal peer review and serve to nucleate larger research projects. The 4 research groups are:

Our basic science underpins applications across each-and-every sector of the bio-economy, including Biotechnology, Ecology and Agritechnology. The Department partners with other areas of research- strength in Durham University including the Computational Sciences and Chemistry and encourages multidisciplinary research for Health and Wellbeing.

Research and Innovation in Biosciences

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Research in the Department of Biosciences

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