School of Biosciences

From molecules and cells to organisms and their environment, Biosciences is an exciting area to study and is contributing to major advances related to human and environmental health, medicine and food security. We are ranked third in the UK for Biosciences.

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Posted 23 September 2016

Midland Microbiology Muster

Microbiologists from all over the Midlands met in Leicester for the third Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting on 21-22 September 2016.

Posted 23 September 2016

Former student makes finals for Royal Society of Biology Teacher Award

Former Biological Sciences student Lynne Chambers was shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Society of Biology School Biology Teacher Award. The award seeks to identify and recognise the very best and most inspiring biology teachers in 11-18 education in the UK.

Posted 19 September 2016

We didn't evolve from 'aquatic apes'

Professor Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham, gives the case against the 'aquatic ape hypothesis' in a recent article on The Conversation.

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Athena SWAN Bronze Award 

View our Athena SWAN Bronze Award Application (April 2013) here.