Welcome to the School
The School is one of six Schools in the University. The School includes the Faculty of Biology, which contains eight departments and the Centre for Family Research, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, which is a single department. The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, the Centre for Stem Cell Research, within the Wellcome Trust/MRC Stem Cell Institute, and the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre are inter-departmental institutes within the School. The Sainsbury Laboratory is a new institute for plant science.
The School has strong research and teaching programmes. Together with the School of Clinical Medicine it has a thriving Graduate School.
The School houses or contributes to a number of research facilities and interdisciplinary research centres.