Our world-leading, collaborative research community spans the full breadth of biology - from genes, cells and human anatomy, to biotechnology and the biodiversity and climate crises. We're ranked UK top five for biological research and number one for biomedical research in the UK (REF 2014).
Cell biology and cancer
Cell Biology and Cancer is focused on understanding fundamental cellular mechanisms with a particular emphasis on regulation of membrane traffic and cytoskeletal dynamics.
Development, stem cells and regenerative medicine
We study how a single cell can give rise to an entire animal and apply our knowledge to direct the differentiation of stem cells for regenerative medicine and disease modelling applications, with a particular focus on the nervous system.
Evolution, behaviour and genomics
The focus of this research group is on the evolutionary, genetic and functional bases of behaviour, adaptation and speciation.
Host pathogen interactions and antimicrobial resistance
Our research elucidates the complex processes that define the behaviour of host/pathogen interactions, using a range of bacterial human pathogens.
Nucleic acids in health and ageing
We study how DNA and RNA function in health and disease, how they evolve across the generations and the mechanisms that ensures their stability and function.
Our research looks at a broad spectrum of topics on plant and microbial biology, covering levels of organisation from the molecule, through the whole organism, to ecosystem and global-scale events.
Plants and photosynthesis
We study how plants, algae and photosynthetic bacteria develop and how they respond to natural and man-made environmental change.
Collaborate with us
Whether you want to outsource an entire research project or ask for advise 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 departments and are presented by experts in particular areas.