The Department of Life Sciences has a vibrant and internationally leading research programme that spans levels of organisation from atoms to the biosphere, that strongly supports multidisciplinary collaborations and that actively fosters the development of new fields.
The Department's research and teaching activities are funded by a wide variety of research councils, charities and industries bodies, with the value of current external research grants totalling £70+ million.
- Anaesthesia, sleep and pain
- Bacterial pathogenesis
- Cell and developmental biology
- Ecosystems and the environment
- Evolutionary biology
- Infection and immunity
- Integrative systems biology
- Membrane biology
- Molecular mechanisms of disease
- Molecular Plant and Microbial Systems
- Synthetic Biology
Reasons to choose us
There are many reasons why an Imperial education is so highly sought after. Here are just a few of them.
We're home to a community of world leading researchers, working to find solutions to the world's biggest challenges.
Over 100 free professional development courses ensure you gain the research and study skills you need to successfully complete your degree.
We offer many opportunities to broaden your education internationally, from work placements to research expeditions.
We're currently number one in The Guardian University Guide 2018 for career prospects, and we're committed to maintaining this success.
Central London location
Our home in South Kensington puts a global job market right on your doorstep.
We offer the largest range of clubs, societies and projects of any UK university, to help you make the most of your time away from study.