Faculty of Biological Sciences

Research and Innovation

Welcome to our Faculty Research and Innovation pages. Here you can find out how we are seeking to understand fundamental principles and mechanisms in biology and how we are engaging with global challenges in the areas of ’Sustainable Agriculture’ and ’Biomedicine and Health’. To address such challenges we harness the interdisciplinary skills and the state-of-the-art instruments available in our large Faculty. We also work closely with other scientists, clinicians and engineers across the University and indeed across the globe. These collaborations can be discovered by looking at the pages of the relevant cross-faculty centres and from links under each research area.

We are proud that our research and innovation is delivering significant benefits to society, examples of which can be found under research impacts.

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Structural Molecular Biology

Understanding life in molecular detail.
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Integrative Membrane Biology

Elucidating the atomic resolution structure and function of medically important membrane proteins.
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Virology

Understanding the molecular basis of replication and pathogenesis of important human and animal viruses.
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Cardiovascular, Sport and Exercise Sciences

Aiming to understand conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and the myriad of beneficial effects of physical activity.
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Neuroscience

Elucidating the workings of the nervous system for basic understanding and to provide avenues to new therapies.
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Biomedical Engineering

Developing and translating medical devices and regenerative medicine for the treatment of orthopaedic and cardiovascular diseases and disabilities.
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Plant Sciences

Fundamental and applied plant sciences underpinning a new generation of crop science.
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Ecology and Evolution

Fundamental biology, evolution and adaptation, species interactions, landscape management for ecosystem service provision.
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