Department of Life Sciences

Message from the Head of Department

The Department of Life Sciences stands in solidarity against the systemic racism against black people and shares the shock and distress of yet another black life horrifically taken because of the colour of their skin. We mourn this tragedy with you: Black Lives Matter. 

Alongside our colleagues across departments, we have been identifying and dismantling structural barriers to allow more black people and other minority groups to enter and thrive in our world leading educational environment. This includes compiling large amounts of data over the last 18 months to prepare an application for the Race Equality Charter on behalf of Imperial College London. You can read more about this work on the our equality, diversity and inclusion website.

It is our responsibility to evaluate ourselves and our departmental practices daily for biases, prejudice and discrimination, be it overt or unconscious.

We are listening. So that we can take meaningful action, please share your experiences of racism and discrimination throughout your education and your career and suggest how we can make improvements via our DoLS Online Suggestion Box.

Professor Anne Dell CBE FRS FMedSci
Head of Department

Independent Research Fellowships in Life Sciences 

Our programme for externally funded Independent Research Fellowships is designed to establish research leaders within a world-class research environment and with access to cutting-edge facilities. Independent Fellows will also benefit from:

  • Review and feedback of their application,
  • Mentorship during their fellowship and progress to an academic position,
  • Access to excellent postgraduate research students to support their work,
  • Joining a strong and active community of independent fellows across College.

We accept informal applications all year round; contact a member of academic staff directly regarding sponsorship or the Chair of the Fellowships and Honours Committee, Professor Steve Matthews.

Find out more about Independent Research Fellowships in Life Sciences >>