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Department of Biology

Biology - 94% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020

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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

COVID-19 update

Teaching and Research activities are continuing to run in the Department of Biology under Covid-secure arrangements. We have established teaching provision on all our programmes through a mixture of online and in-person methods, with the aim of providing a stimulating, engaging and supportive experience. All of our research labs are open, and operating effectively. I want to thank all our staff and students for continuing to work as a community, and making the best of what are, of course, challenging timesProfessor James Moir, Head of Department

Getting in touch

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We're updating our Coronavirus webpages regularly with the latest information for prospective studentscurrent students and staff

Undergraduate study

Upcoming seminars


Principles of Cellular Compartmentalisation

1.00PM, Online

Professor Anne Spang


Studying the structure and function of the ageing platelet

1.00PM, Zoom (online)

Dr Paul Armstrong, Queen Mary, University of London


Pollen production response to global change and implications for pollen-allergy incidence

1.00PM, Online (Zoom)

Dr Ambroise Baker, Teesside University


Title TBC

1.00PM, TBC

Joost Boormans, Associate Professor of Urology, Erasmus University Medical Center (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

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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