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 25 October 2016

Award for Birmingham Professor

The 2017 Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture has been awarded to Professor Steve Busby. The award, given for exceptional research contributions, is sponsored by the Microbiology Society, and honours the Society's 2nd President (following Alexander Fleming).

Posted 03 October 2016

IMI Professor awarded 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize

Professor Laura Piddock has been awarded the 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize. This is awarded annually to a microbiologist who has engaged in high-quality outreach activities during the last 2–5 years.

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.

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Athena SWAN Bronze Award 

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