Noura Zamzam is a PhD student and is supported by an Award from The Leverhulme Trust. Noura works on ultrafast measurements of photosynthesis.

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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.

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We are leaders in research excellence with a vibrant community of world-leading researchers tackling the world's biggest challenges. We're currently number one in The Guardian University Guide 2024 for career prospects, and we're committed to maintaining this success. As well as a training programme developed to guide and support your developing needs through your PhD journey,  students have access to over 100 complimentary professional development courses developed to strengthen your research and study skills, providing you with the tools needed to excel in your degree.