As the modern inheritors of our 400-year-old reputation for excellence, our staff and students contribute to a vibrant academic community whose visions are shaping tomorrow’s world.
With current research grant value in excess of £175 million, the School of Biological Sciences is at the leading edge in fundamental biological research and innovative multi-disciplinary science.
The School includes more than 110 Principal Investigators, both academic teaching staff and independently-funded senior research fellows.
Around 250 research assistants, most of whom are postdoctoral, 170 research technicians and more than 200 PhD students work with these Principal Investigators.
Some 90 administrative and technical staff support the School's academic activities.
Our research is focused around four main Themes. All of our Principal Investigators and their research teams contribute to one or more of these Themes.
The Biology Teaching Organisation (BTO) runs our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes. With 15 Honours programmes and seven MSc programmes we offer a wide choice for all students.
PhD students and research masters students are members of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences, which provides overarching support for research students.
The School also has an active programme of support and development opportunities for early-career researchers (postgraduate and postdoctoral research staff and personal fellowship holders).
This article was published on Nov 11, 2013