At York, researchers collaborate across the University's seven interdisciplinary research themes to address the great scientific, social and environmental challenges of our times.

Our department has particularly strong partnerships within three themes: Health and Wellbeing, Environmental Sustainability and Resilience, and Technologies for the Future.

Health and Wellbeing

We apply our expertise to tackle some of the world's most challenging health issues. We work in areas including gene therapy, diabetes treatment, leishmaniasis and muscular dystrophy.

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Environmental Sustainability and Resilience

Much of our research is underpinned by our aim to tackle climate change and preserve our environment. Our activities range from developing circular economy solutions to field studies of urban air pollution.

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Technologies for the Future

We're shaping the future by driving advances in technology - from designing new materials to exploring and applying fundamental processes that underpin hyperpolarisation techniques.

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