A new home for teaching and research

The Faculty of Biological Sciences is undergoing a major refurbishment to develop its teaching and research capabilities.

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HDRUK Scholarships

We are delighted to offer 4 fully funded places to students who have applied to study MSc Precision Medicine: Genomics and Analytics starting in 2020.

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MSc Precision Medicine: Genomics & Analytics
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New software program could boost protections for animals

An international team of conservation scientists has developed an innovative software program to improve protections for wildlife as they roam on land and at sea.

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Astbury Conversation 2020

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

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Research and innovation

6th in UK

for research impact

Research Excellence Framework 2014


research laboratories redesign

to enhance collaboration


Astbury BioStructure Laboratory

For world-leading biological research

Our Schools

We take a collaborative approach to delivering impactful research at the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Each of our schools also has its own research expertise and focus:

Research Centres

Below are some of the cross-faculty research centres within the University that draw together expertise, maximising potential for application of novel approaches to solve scientific problems.

Our mission is to engage and unify the critical mass of ‘omics’ researchers at the University of Leeds into one central virtual institute. We have a significant number of active researchers that fit under this “Omics” umbrella.

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Bringing together researchers from across the University - largely from physics, the biological sciences and chemistry - to allow interdisciplinary approaches to be harnessed to understand the molecular basis of life.

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A centre for excellence in plant cell and molecular biology. The Centre has involvement in many European consortia and an extensive range of international collaborations including with the USA, India, Japan and China.

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Focusing on longer lasting joint replacements, tissue sparing interventions and biological scaffolds for tissue regeneration supported by computational and experimental simulation systems for design and pre-clinical testing.

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