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
29
May

Evolution in ecological timescales: a threat to food production and security

1.00PM, K018

Dr Helen Hicks, University of Sheffield

Mon
4
Jun

Active zone scaffold proteins tune functional diversity across brain synapses

1.00PM, K018

Prof Stephan Sigrist, Free University Berlin

Thu
7
Jun

Reconstructing the co-evolution of genes in bacterial genomes to unravel the hidden ecology of mobile genetic elements

1.00PM, TBC

Florent Lassalle, Imperial College London, Department of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, London, United Kingdom.

Fri
8
Jun

The Genomic Age

10.00AM, K018

Dr John Filby, Leeds

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Postgraduate study

News

MP to tour Technology Facility

Posted on Friday 25 May 2018

Nigel Adams MP will visit the department to see the resources that are helping drive critical research both in the University and beyond.


Love York Awards

Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018

Biology Students are shortlisted for the Love York Awards


The Excellence Awards

Posted on Friday 18 May 2018

Biology staff are nominated in the YUSU The Excellence Awards


More stories

Researchers in the spotlight

From rice straw to biofuel
-
Professor Simon
McQueen-Mason

How bacteria share their superbug traits
- Dr James Hall & 
Professor Mike Brockhurst