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School of the Biological Sciences

The research and teaching carried out in the School of the Biological Sciences is diverse and covers animal, human, plant and microbial science from the atomic, molecular and cellular levels through to tissues, organs, whole organisms, populations, ecosystems, biodiversity, and human behaviour.

Our research has impacts on health and disease across species, agriculture, conservation and the environment as well as on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries with direct translational relevance to the clinic and the bioeconomy. You can find out more about specific areas of research by visiting the Departmental websites.

With the aim of enhancing collaboration and interdisciplinary networking across the School, six new major Research Themes have emerged:

The School also maintains very close links with the University’s Interdisciplinary Research Centres and Strategic Research Initiatives and Networks, which aims to maximise interdisciplinary collaboration across School boundaries.