Department of Biology

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The Department came first for research impact in Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014

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Excellent student satisfaction and 9th overall in the Complete University Guide 2019

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

Undergraduate study

Upcoming seminars

Fri
18
Jan

CANCELLED

1.00PM, K018

Professor Julian Gough, Crick

Mon
21
Jan

Molecular therapies in Rett syndrome

1.00PM, K018

Dr Stuart Cobb, University of Edinburgh

Tue
22
Jan

Investigating the role of chromatin remodelling in plant immunity

1.00PM, K018

Dr Vardis Ntoukakis, University of Warwick

Thu
24
Jan
Thu
24
Jan

Sensory and cognitive adaptations in butterfly brains

1.00PM, K018

Dr Stephen Montgomery, University of Cambridge

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Postgraduate study

News

£10M Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity announced

Posted on Friday 11 January 2019

The Leverhulme Trust Board has announced it will fund up to £10 million over the next 10 years to establish a new centre for research on biodiversity change at the University of York.

BBSRC highlights impact from York research

Posted on Friday 21 December 2018

Poppy research creates new cough suppressant supply

Open Day for Independent Research Fellows

Posted on Friday 23 November 2018

We wish to welcome more Independent Research Fellows to the Department of Biology at York, and we are holding an Independent Fellows Day on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

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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