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Faculty of Biological Sciences

Research in our Faculty seeks to understand fundamental principles and mechanisms in biology and engage with global challenges in the areas of ‘Biomedicine’, ‘Health’ and ’Sustainable Agriculture’.  To address such challenges we harness the diverse skills available in our large Faculty as well as from across the University with other scientists, clinicians and engineers.  As well as providing an exciting and vibrant research community, this readily available skill base and collaborative environment enables the interdisciplinary science increasingly required to answer big questions facing today’s society.

Our infrastructure is excellent.  We have recently invested more than £20M in our research environment and facilities.  Research groups are located within contiguous research space, the vast majority of which has been extensively refurbished.  We have developed research facilities under the control of dedicated facility managers, providing state of the art equipment and the expertise to make the most of it.

We strive to make a difference – increased alignment of basic science with translational mechanisms has facilitated outputs with a wide range of impacts particularly on health, public policy, the environment, commerce and international development.

In addition to the specific areas advertised we are very keen to hear from outstanding researchers interested in Academic Fellowships and whose activity aligns with our research in any area of Biological Sciences.  Our research areas include:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Integrative Membrane Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Cardiovascular, Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Structural Molecular Biology
  • Virology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Heredity, Development and Disease

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