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 24 April 2017

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread

Dr Nick Loman and Doctoral Researcher Josh Quick of the School of Biosciences are co-authors of an important article about the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in the 20th April issue of Nature.

Posted 21 April 2017

Biosciences Researcher kicks off Workshop

Doug Browning gave the opening presentation at the 29th UK RNA polymerase workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne just before Easter (see photo), talking about regulation of the virulence determinants of entero aggregative E. coli.

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