Faculty of Biological Sciences

Scientists identify potential cause of statin-related muscle pain

Researchers based at the University of Leeds and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden may have discovered why some people experience muscle pain after taking statins.

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Astbury Conversation 2020

Join the Astbury Conversation on 23 and 24 March 2020 for two days of great science, with talks from world-leading researchers.

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Marie Curie Fellowships

Calls for applications are now open. Deadline: 11 September 2019.

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We have a long established reputation in delivering research-led student education with a strong suite of programmes covering the biological sciences with a continued portfolio development being informed by an active Industrial Advisory Board. Our teaching and research is delivered via three schools; School of Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

We are a leading faculty within the life sciences in terms of our research power, subject diversity and interdisciplinarity for example through our contributions to the internationally renowned Astbury Centre, medical research and emerging Global Food and Environment Institute.

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Our courses and flexible approach allow you to follow your interests while expanding your knowledge of new and compelling topics.

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Our courses have been developed in partnership with industry, are guided by current research, and provide excellent teaching.

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Studying your PhD with us will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.

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Top 20

in the UK for Biosciences

Guardian University Guide 2020

Top 150

in the world for Biological Sciences

QS World Ranking by Subject 2019

6th in UK

for research impact

Research Excellence Framework 2014

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Welcome from the Dean
Staff | Professor John Ladbury
Our continued efforts to develop exciting educational and research opportunities provide the foundation of a world-class learning experience. Our dedicated and experienced staff will ensure that we can help you achieve your goals.