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Biology at York 1st in UK for Research Impact

  • Research Excellence assessment 2014 has again placed Biology at York in the Top 10 in the UK
  • 1st for impact outside academia - our research has had major influence on environmental policy, industry and health
  • Demonstrates our strengths across the biological sciences: from ecology to biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedical sciences

Excellence in teaching is inspired by world class research with impact

Global challenges

cellular research

Impacting on health
and disease

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Sustainably providing food and fuel

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Environmental
change

‌Science research foci

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Ecology 
and evolution
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Infection 
and immunity
Microbiology
Microbiology‌‌
  
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Plant biology 
  
  Developmental Biology Research Foci
Cell and developmental
biology
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and biophysics
Molecular And Cellular Medicine
 Molecular 
and cellular medicine
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and mathematical biology
 
 Cancer Research foci
Cancer
Research

Underpinning facilities and support

Technology Facility

Impact-oriented multi-disciplinary research centres

Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP)

Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII)

York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI)

Independent Research Fellowships

The Department of Biology can offer an attractive support package for holders of independent research fellowships in strategically important areas of research. For further information please see here.  

Recent high profile publications

 

 

 

Molecular markers for tolerance of European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) to dieback disease identified using Associative Transcriptomics. Bancroft et al. 2016, Nature

Label-free imaging to study phenotypic behavioural traits of cells in complex co-cultures. Chawla S. et al 2016 Scientific Reports  "Watch microglia eat"

 

A saposin deficiency model in Drosophila: Lysosomal storage, progressive neurodegeneration and sensory physiological decline. Elliott/Sweeney et al.  2017 Neurobiology of Disease

The molecular and cellular origin of human prostate cancer.  Maitland et al.  2016 Biochim Biophys Acta.