Our world-leading research community is working to solve the most pressing global challenges: food security, disease, health and medicine, ageing, energy, and mitigating the biodiversity crisis. We're ranked in the UK top five for biological research and number one for biomedical research, REF 2014.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
We're driven by our curiosity to understand how the natural world has evolved and operates. Together we work to answer fundamental questions in ecology, conservation, and evolutionary biology, addressing key global challenges facing biodiversity and humankind.
Development, Regeneration and Neurophysiology
We examine how a single cell can give rise to an entire organism, the biology of stem cells and regeneration, and how sensory inputs are detected and processed in the nervous system.
Molecular and Cellular Biology
We aim to understand the fundamental processes that underpin life. This allows us to find out what goes wrong in disease, discover new ways for therapeutic intervention and design new biotechnologies. Using a combination of basic and applied science, we address major global health challenges, from cancer and aging to infectious disease.
Plants, Photosynthesis and Soil
We study plants and soil, and their interactions with the environment across all scales, from fundamental mechanisms that underpin photosynthesis and development through to interactions with other organisms and climate. Our research tackles global challenges in climate change, clean energy and manufacturing, and agricultural and urban sustainability.
Collaborate with us
Whether you want to outsource an entire research project or ask for advice or consultancy from one of our scientists, there are lots of different ways to collaborate with us.
Our seminar series represents the wide range of research interests within the school and are presented by experts in particular areas.