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Department of Biology

Biological Sciences is ranked in the UK top 10 for research (Times Higher Education’s ranking of the 2021 REF results).

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

We're proud to hold an Athena Swan Gold award for our commitment to identifying and addressing issues of gender inequality.

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

Undergraduate study

Upcoming seminars

Tue
27
Sep

TBC

1.00PM, Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (B/K/018)

Dr Steven Kelly, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford

Fri
30
Sep

Ironing out haematopoiesis and immunity

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

Prof Hal Drakesmith (Haematology speaker), University of Oxford

Fri
14
Oct

TBC

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

Dr Ute Jungwirth (University of Bath)

Tue
18
Oct

Reprogramming plants: Building gene circuits to alter plant function

1.00PM, Online seminar (via Zoom)

Dr James Lloyd, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia

Fri
21
Oct

Use of the cytoskeleton to control Shigella infection

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

Dr Serge Mostowy (The London School of Health and Tropical Medicine)

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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