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.

Research topics

  • Anaesthesia, sleep and pain
  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Ecosystems and the environment
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Glycobiology
  • Infection and immunity
  • Integrative systems biology
  • Membrane biology
  • Molecular mechanisms of disease
  • Molecular Plant and Microbial Systems
  • Synthetic Biology

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