Postgraduate research opportunities

We offer a broad range of PhD projects in world-leading research groups and labs.

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Unravelling the process that makes viruses infectious

A team of researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus ‘package up’ their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells.

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Professor Sheena Radford opens a new chapter in biology

The UK's leading scientific academy – the Royal Society – has announced that Professor Sheena Radford is to receive one of its most prestigious research awards.

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Research Degrees

Being a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Biological Sciences gives you the opportunity to become part of a vibrant research community.

Postgraduate research opportunities

We offer a broad range of PhD projects in world-leading research groups and labs, with access to facilities, training and support, providing you with the best start to a career in research and beyond.

£17 million

Astbury Centre Laboratory Investment

For world-leading biological research

Prof Alan Berry
Staff | Director of the Graduate School
"Our research postgraduates are members of the Leeds research community and through their work make a significant contribution to Faculty research. The reports on our REF submissions noted our excellent training programmes for research students."

6th

in the UK for Research Power

2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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Michaela Agapiou
Student | PhD Molecular and Cellular Biology
"I love the wide range of experiments I have undertaken as part of my project; each week can be really diverse. I use a number of the University’s facilities and I get to work with a lot of different people, which I love."