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Department of Biology

Tackling global challenges through bioscience education and impactful research.

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We're a friendly and supportive academic community committed to sharing our expertise with the next generation of bioscientists.

Our courses span the full range of contemporary biological sciences including biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology and biomedical science.

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Our research

Our world-class bioscience research addresses major global challenges.

Grounded in excellent fundamental science, our research spans the discipline and generates solutions for a sustainable green future and a healthy human population.

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I love working in biology at York. There is a strong sense of community among the staff and students. We work collaboratively, encourage innovation and curiosity in research and in teaching, and have a strong sense of responsibility to do what we all can to tackle the grand challenges that the world faces.

Professor James Moir, Head of Department


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