Welcome to the Department of Biology

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The Department rates first in the UK for Research Impact (REF2014)

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Excellent student satisfaction and 9th overall in the Complete University Guide 2018

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Ranked 8th in the UK in the Guardian league table 2018 (Guardian University Guide 2018)

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World-class science across the whole spectrum of modern biology, from ecology to biomedicine

Undergraduate study

Upcoming seminars

Tue
26
Jun

Innovating in Sustainable Agriculture: Food, Fear and the Future of Farming

1.00PM, K018 Host: Professor Ian Graham

Dr David Hughes, Head of Crop Protection and Technology Scouting, Syngenta

Thu
5
Jul

SURVEY DESIGN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

11.00AM, M052

Professor Paul Wakeling, Head of Department of Education, University of York

Fri
27
Jul

Title TBC

1.00PM, K018

Professor Markus Engstler, Universitaet Wuerzburg

Fri
17
Aug

Leishmania goes retro

1.00PM, Location TBC

Dr Tiago D. Serafim, NIH, USA

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Postgraduate study

News

Research sheds light on immunological synapses

Posted on Friday 22 June 2018

Research from York academics has demonstrated a new method of analysing cellular images which gives greater value than classic methods.


Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste

Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2018

A new study suggests plants could be genetically rewired to resist the devastating effects of disease, significantly reducing crop waste worldwide.


Green Impact Awards 2018

Posted on Friday 15 June 2018

Congratulations to three teams in Biology who won awards at this year's event


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Researchers in the spotlight

From rice straw to biofuel
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Professor Simon
McQueen-Mason

An ash tree in a grove

Surviving ash dieback
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Dr Andrea Harper and Professor Ian Bancroft