Research and innovation

Our world-leading research community is working to solve pressing global challenges: food security, disease, health and medicine, ageing, energy, and mitigating the biodiversity crisis. We're proud to have come fourth in the UK in the REF 2021 in terms of the quality of our research.

PhD opportunities

Students come from all over the world to study for their PhD in one of our world-class research groups.

Current PhD opportunities

Independent research fellowships

Our programme of externally funded Independent Research Fellowships is designed to establish you as a research leader.

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Seminar series

Our seminar series represents the wide range of research interests within the school and are presented by experts in particular areas.

Upcoming seminars

Research ethics

In every discipline undertaking excellent research requires rigour, respect and responsibility - integrity as well as intellect.

Research ethics

Faculty of Science strategic themes

We have four strategic themes, from the fundamental to translational, drawn from our rich history, our skills and experience, and are framed around our critical mass of excellent research.

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Contact us

Find contact details for research staff across the School of Biosciences.

Our people