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. We are ranked fifth in the UK, and top ranked in Scotland, for the quality and breadth of our research, by Times Higher Education - based on the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
We are ranked in the UK top 5 and world top 25 for biological sciences in the QS world university rankings and UK top 5 for biological sciences by Times Higher Education. 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.
Our Strategic Research Themes
Research Ethics and Integrity
Research and Funding Support
Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA)
We work with colleagues in other Scottish universities to maintain the country's world-class research base.
Research with commercial partners
Access for industry to our scientific facilities and the expert staff who run them.
We provide a welcoming and supportive environment for developing your research career, with mentoring and bespoke training available to all research and academic staff.