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 10 August 2016

Biosciences degrees score full marks in 2016 National Student Survey

Results from the 2016 National Student Survey show that 100% of students on our BSc Biological Sciences are satisfied overall with the course. Students completing the survey also praised our staff, with 100% of our Human Biology students saying our staff are good at explaining things.

Posted 09 August 2016

Landmark review published this week

This week sees Nature Reviews publish Doug Browning and Steve Busby's summary of the latest state of our knowledge on the Regulation of Transcript Initiation in Bacteria.

Posted 04 August 2016

Dave Grainger receives the Biochemical Society Colworth Medal

Dr David Grainger, Reader in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Biosciences, has been awarded the Biochemical Society Colworth Medal in recognition of his research relating to the control of bacterial gene expression by factors that act on a genome-wide scale.

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