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School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences


School Research Structure

The School encourages ad hoc and often transient research groupings with common questions, facilities or techniques. SBBS also supports more formal discussion groups, centers, institutes, networks and initiatives, many of which are multidisciplinary and in the Bio-X network. To assist research management, each member of staff has a primary home in one of four groups. These groups organize focused seminar series, research away days, manage joint research facilities, oversee mentoring, internal peer review and serve to nucleate larger research projects:

The 4 research groups are:

The School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 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.

Research and Innovation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

From food security and healthy aging to climate change and control of disease, read about research and innovation in the School of Biologicial and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University.

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