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


Dynamic ubiquitination determines transcriptional coactivator activity

1.00PM, K018

Dr Steven Spoel, Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh


ER-PM Contacts: Principals of Membrane Organization

1.00PM, K018

Christopher J. Stefan, UCL

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Postgraduate study


Congratulations to Dr Callum MacGregor

Posted on Friday 7 September 2018

Researcher in the Department of Biology has won a prestigious award from the Royal Entomological Society.

Coffee Cup Lids

Posted on Tuesday 4 September 2018

The Biology Environmental Group cut waste for the University by working with Commercial Services to end black plastic coffee cup lids on campus

NSS results 2018

Posted on Thursday 2 August 2018

Courses in the Department of Biology scored over 90% in seven different areas.

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Researchers in the spotlight

From rice straw to biofuel
Professor Simon

An ash tree in a grove

Surviving ash dieback
Dr Andrea Harper and Professor Ian Bancroft