Research in the School centres around four interlinked groupings, which focus on multi and interdisciplinary research, build upon the School's research strengths and respond to the key themes of current international agendas.

Professor Steve Busby, Head of School "The School of Biosciences has an excellent research profile with 90% assessed as international quality, supporting an exciting range of teaching programmes"

The four school research themes are:

Areas of underpinning expertise:


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We are a research-rich university, ranked highly in the UK for research excellence. The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 rated 90% of the University’s research as having global impact with 50% rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

We are proud to have five Nobel Prize winners amongst our alumni and academic staff.