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Biology at York placed 7th in UK by Guardian University Guide 2023

Posted on Monday 26 September 2022

York’s department of Biology placed 7th in the UK according to the latest release of the Guardian University Guide (2023).

Biological Sciences at York placed 6th in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2022

York’s department of Biology placed 6th in the UK according to the latest release of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide (2023).

National Student Survey 2022

Posted on Friday 8 July 2022

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest Biology students in the UK.

GenerationResearch - Masters by Research in Biology

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2022

Three fully-funded (UKRI stipend, tuition fees, project costs) Masters by Research places available in the Department of Biology, University of York, for 2022

Researchers find way to target cancer while protecting healthy tissue

Posted on Wednesday 22 June 2022

Researchers have discovered how to target stem cells affected by leukaemia without causing harm to healthy stem cells, paving the way for new, safer treatments for the disease.


Biology at York ranked 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide

Posted on Wednesday 15 June 2022

Biology at York is ranked as 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.

Catastrophic crowdfunding for biology education project

Posted on Friday 10 June 2022

Rewards for donations include a copy of the game, limited edition postcards and posters, and even helping the team create and name a character.

In memory of Professor Simon McQueen-Mason

Posted on Thursday 9 June 2022

It is with a sense of profound sadness that we report the sudden and untimely death of Professor Simon McQueen-Mason.

Department of Biology ranked 9th in the UK for research excellence

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2022

York's Department of Biology is the 9th strongest Biology department in the UK for research, according to the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021).

Virtual Independent Fellows Day

Posted on Thursday 5 May 2022

We wish to welcome more Independent Research Fellows to the Department of Biology at the University York.

Science Minister visits University of York’s BioYorkshire initiative

Posted on Tuesday 15 March 2022

Science Minister George Freeman visited the BioYorkshire initiative - a partnership between University of York, Fera Science and Askham Bryan College - aiming to transform York and North Yorkshire into the UK’s first carbon negative region and be a hub for green innovation, skills development and inward investment.

Common virus may cause bladder cancer, new study reveals

Posted on Friday 11 March 2022

A common childhood viral infection causes damage to cells in the bladder which may lead to cancer, a new study has shown.

Biomedical student Immy Hayton declared runner up in Green Impact National Awards

Posted on Tuesday 8 March 2022

The third year Biomedical science student was declared runner-up in the 'Student Leadership' category of the Green Impact National Awards.

A start-up company aiming to commercialise outputs of the Bancroft group in CNAP has received investment

Posted on Friday 17 December 2021

A start-up company founded in 2019 has received investment to continue with its aims of commercialising the outputs of the Bancroft group in CNAP.

Biomedical Science Student wins Biochemical Society Science Communication Prize

Posted on Tuesday 16 November 2021

3rd year Biomedical Science student Faye Singleton has been awarded 1st place for The Biochemical Society Science Communication Prize (UG category).

PhD Researcher wins place in international ‘Falling Walls’ public engagement final

Posted on Thursday 30 September 2021

Biology PhD researcher Theo Issitt heads to Berlin in November after beating off strong competition to win a place in the final of the international Falling Walls ‘Emerging Talent’ competition.

Department of Biology maintains its place in the UK top 10

Posted on Monday 20 September 2021

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for Biological Sciences. The Department is ranked 10th in the UK in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Simon McQueen-Mason featured on BBC Green Thinking podcast

Posted on Friday 17 September 2021

Professor McQueen-Mason, of the Department of Biology and CNAP, discusses sustainability and fashion.

Cizzle Biotechnology Limited continues to develop

Posted on Friday 17 September 2021

The University of York is to collaborate with diagnostics development specialists Cizzle Biotechnology to develop a blood test to detect lung cancer.

Grow It York brings vertical farming to community container park

Posted on Monday 13 September 2021

The University of York has teamed up with LettUs Grow, an indoor farming technology provider from Bristol and Spark:York, to create “Grow It York” - a vertical, community farm at the heart of a vibrant container park in the city.

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