Overview

Our research ranges from fundamental cell and evolutionary biology through to biomedical and industrial applications. We aim to make exciting scientific discoveries and to ensure our research makes a difference in the world.

We are one of the largest centres of biological science in the UK, and are ranked 4th in the UK and 19th in the world in the 2013 QS world university rankings. We place a particularly strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research, linking complementary approaches in theoretical and experimental science and working closely with physical sciences, engineering, medical and veterinary sciences.

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Research Themes

Our research is focused around four main themes which bring together diverse research interests to answer some of the most interesting fundamental questions about life and to create solutions to global challenges.

Research Themes

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Research Groups

There are more than 110 research groups in the School, each led by a Principal Investigator.

Research groups listing

SULSA

Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA)

We work with colleagues in other Scottish universities to maintain the country's world-class research base.

SULSA

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Excellence with Impact

We are working in partnership with The Roslin Institute to deliver even greater impact from our research.

Excellence with Impact

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Research with commercial partners

Access for industry to our scientific facilities and the expert staff who run them.

Commercial services

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Research careers

We provide a welcoming and supportive environment for developing your research career, with mentoring and bespoke training available to all research and academic staff.

Research careers

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Research facilities

A very wide range of facilities is available to support our research projects.

Research facilities

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Bioinformatics support

We have excellent Bioinformatics support and facilities in the School.

Bioinformatics support

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Research ethics

All researchers in the School follow the UKRIO code of good practice in research.

Research ethics


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