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Evolutionary Medicine at Durham

Lab Opportunities

Durham University Sleep Lab

The sleep lab is based at Durham University's Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees. It has been operational since 1995. More details on the work conducted at the sleep lab can be found on the sleep lab's website:

Durham Endocrinology and Ecology Laboratory (DEEL)

The DEEL Laboratory is a new facility in the Department of Anthropology, located in the Wolfson Research Institute.  We consider how behaviour and environment influence human physiology across the life course.  Specifically we study population variation through the assessment of biomarkers, a wide range of hormones and other proteins, which can inform us about physiological pathways including reproduction, energy metabolism, immunity and stress.  We predominantly work with saliva due to its straightforward collection in large populations and field studies.  Saliva enables access to a variety of reproductive, stress and immunity indicators.  We perform the saliva analyses using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISAs).

Biophysical Sciences Institute

Established in June 2007, the Biophysical Sciences Institute (BSI) is an exciting new initiative that brings together research excellence and expertise from the Schools/ Departments of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering and Computing Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Psychology at Durham University.

Many of the big questions in science, both fundamental and applied, will only be solved by committed interdisciplinary teams that bring multiple expertise to bear on a given problem. The BSI uses experiment, theory and simulation in a completely integrated, multi-scale approach to the solution of biological problems. Its vibrant interdisciplinary community is dedicated to providing scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs for application in further research, medicine and biotechnology, as well as driving future wealth creation, industrial and social development.