Our research spans the biological sciences - from ecology to biomedicine.
With wide-ranging expertise and strong industrial links, our research has a major influence in areas including environmental policy, tackling disease and biofuels.
We're committed to providing a supportive culture and strive to ensure our staff reach their full potential. We're exceptionally proud to have been awarded an Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of our commitment.
Biological research has a critical role to play in securing a sustainable future. Our research contributes to solutions for three major global challenges:
To tackle these challenges, we channel our expertise in key areas of fundamental research:
- Biochemistry and Biophysics
- Bioinformatics and Mathematical Biology
- Cell and Developmental Biology
- Ecology and Evolution
- Immunology, Haematology and Infection (York Biomedical Research Institute)
- Industrial Biotechnology
- Molecular and Cellular Medicine (York Biomedical Research Institute)
- Plant Biology
Centres and initiatives
We are home to a number of centres conducting impact-directed research in specific areas of biological research:
University research themes
Interdisciplinary research is one of our strengths. We collaborate across the University's research themes – areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries. We have particularly strong partnerships within three themes:
Our research is underpinned by excellent facilities including purpose-built laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment.
The Bioscience Technology Facility provides services in imaging and cytometry, metabolomics and proteomics, molecular interactions and biophysics, bioinformatics and genomic analysis.
We have access to specialist glasshouse and controlled environment facilities. The Horticulture team provide plant material for research and a range of services.
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