5th in the UK for Research Excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014


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Ancient fossil protein discovery

Collaborating with Universities of York and Copenhagen, we've identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell which could provide valuable new insights into the evolutionary tree.

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World-class research

A world leading department, with a strong history of excellence for research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts us in the UK top 10 for research output and 5th for research excellence in materials science.

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