New COVID-19 testing lab in Nigeria

GCRF funds a new Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory for COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.

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Leeds academic awarded Senior Fellowship by Wellcome Trust

Dr Elton Zeqiraj from Leeds’ Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology has been awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust, the UK’s leading medical research charity.

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Infertility poses major threat to biodiversity during climate change

A study by a team including ecologists at the University of Leeds showed that heat-induced male infertility will see some species succumb to the effects of climate change earlier than thought.

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

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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.

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"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."


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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."