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Department of Biology

Biosciences - 1st in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021

UK Top 10 for Biological Sciences (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022)

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

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

Biology summary report and highlights

Read about the Department's recent successes, key ongoing projects and activities in 2020/21:

Undergraduate study

Upcoming seminars

Thu
27
Jan

POSTPONED TO 17TH MARCH DUE TO COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Squeezing out understanding from sequences: Genome to phenome connections in viruses of microbes

1.00PM, Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Professor Eric Wommack, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, University of Delaware, USA

Fri
28
Jan

Neutrophils direct T cell function during inflammation

1.00PM, B/K018 (Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre)

Dr Emily Gwyer Findlay (University of Edinburgh)

Fri
4
Feb

Quantitative cartography of gene silencing across trypanosome genomes in culture and in the host

1.00PM, In-person only, B/K018 (Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre)

Dr. Catarina Gadelha

Fri
4
Feb

Plasmodium knowlesi : Understanding the Epidemiology of a Zoonotic Malaria from a Multidisciplinary Study

3.00PM, In-person B/K018 (Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre)

Professor Chris Drakeley

Fri
11
Feb

How growing, flowing and sugar-coating influences the efficacy of anti-bacterial immunity in the gut

1.00PM, Online via Zoom (details TBC)

Dr Emma Slack (ETH Zurich, Dept Health & Science)

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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