School of Biological Sciences

Research in the School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences supports a vigorous research base in a number of areas, including molecular ecology, fisheries genetics, ancient DNA, evolutionary and conservation biology, cancer studies, biogeochemistry, biohydrometallurgy, plant product biochemistry and (plant) stress physiology, wetland biogeochemistry, neurophysiology of crustacean, animal responses to stress and applied microbiology.

We receive substantial financial support from Research Councils, charities, government departments, the European Commission, and British and overseas industry. Our postdoctoral base is strengthened by individually-sponsored Fellowships from the NERC and the EC (e.g. Marie-Curie). Our diverse interests facilitate a wide exchange of interdisciplinary ideas and techniques and promote collaborations both within the School and with colleagues in other institutions and industry, in the UK and overseas.

Further information on the various research groups within the School (including links to their websites) and on our current research activities can be found by using the links on the right.

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