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Overview of research


Research in Biological Sciences at Cambridge is broad-ranging, encompassing animal, plant and microbial systems at scales ranging from atomic structures, through molecular, cellular and physiological processes to evolutionary, ecological and behavioural processes operating at the levels of populations and communities. In addition to fostering a dynamic environment to support creative, investigator-led, basic research, Biological Sciences at Cambridge also impacts on the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, on human and animal health and the clinic, as well as in conservation, agriculture and the environment.

You can explore our research through these pages, which link to many of the University's strategic research initiatives and networks. Via these links you can investigate research in the same theme in other Schools. You can also find out more about what is done in our constituent departments by following the links from the various sections of our web site, which include information about research facilities, training and funding.