Leeds researchers chosen for prominent funding programme

Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Tim Thurston and Dr Rene Frank have today been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Rene Frank and Dr Timothy Thurston
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Why wool matters

Experts in the field of land management and carbon sequestration highlight wool’s unique properties and the positive pastoral contribution sheep can make to the continued wellbeing of the planet

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New COVID-19 testing lab in Nigeria

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

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new Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
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Postgraduate research opportunities

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

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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."

At least 88%

of research submitted in our two main Units of Assessment is

“world leading” or “internationally excellent” – REF 2021

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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."