World class research

Our cutting edge research seeks to understand biological complexity in all its varied forms.

Grand challenges

Our research addresses today’s grand challenges in biological science, including translation of genomes into phenomes, global change, evolution and loss of biodiversity, and food security.

Technology driven

State-of-the-art technology and equipment underpin our research.

Research funding

Our world-class research attracts funding from BBSRC, NERC, EU, DEFRA, Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust and various charitable organisations.

Research Fellows

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking highly motivated individuals to join us as Independent Research Fellows.

Research in the School of Biological Sciences spans the full range of biological disciplines, from genomics and cell biology, through diverse aspects of whole organism biology and evolution, to population biology and ecosystem services.

Our research is organised around four main themes that reflect our strengths and interests: Evolutionary Biology; Animal Behaviour and Sensory Biology; Plant and Agricultural Sciences; and Ecology and Environmental Change.