The School of Biological Sciences has an international reputation for research excellence. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise 85% of our research activity was world leading, internationally excellent or internationally significant. All our departments are involved in research within the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology

The research of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology covers physico-chemical mechanisms through to cell and developmental biology. Particular interests include single molecule approaches to understanding biological systems; the structure, dynamics and assembly of macromolecular complexes; channels, receptors and signalling; and the regulation of gene expression

Since the world changing discovery of DNA fingerprinting by Sir Alec Jeffreys the Department of Genetics has continued to expand its research into genetic variation, mutation and evolution within genomes and populations, medical genetics, behavioural genetics, bioinformatics, and microbial genetics and pathogenicity.

The Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation brings together basic and clinical scientists with established strengths in microbial sciences, respiratory diseases, kidney diseases and immunology.

The Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour integrates basic science with clinical interests in brain function, psychology, psychiatry and disease. Particular research strengths include cellular and molecular neurobiology; perception and sensory processing; behaviour and cognition; and health and psychological well-being.

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