UK top 5 for biological research and No. 1 for biomedical research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We study life at the molecular level. We're finding exciting new approaches in bioscience and training the next generation of highly skilled scientists.

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As a member of the Russell Group, our commitment to teaching excellence and world-class research will help you reach your true potential. Apply now for clearing or adjustment. Your accommodation is guaranteed.


Our commitment to gender equality

Our department has been awarded a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to promoting gender equality.

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How do cells generate and maintain energy?

How do cells generate and maintain energy?

New research led by Professor Sherif El-Khamisy has unravelled the mystery of how mitochondria – the energy generators within cells – can withstand attacks on their DNA from rogue molecules.

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Our fascinating BSc courses and accredited MBiolSci degrees span the bioscience subjects of biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology. MSc students come from all over the world to learn the latest advanced lab skills.

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World class research

We use the latest technology to better understand the molecular basis of human health and the environment. You can join us by applying for one of our PhD research or fellowship opportunities.

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Our staff and students have a wide range of industrial links, and are actively involved in taking our science to schools and the public. Read more here.

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