- Faculty of Biological Sciences
- Research and innovation
Research and innovation
The Faculty of Biological Sciences is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research community, spanning all areas of biological sciences from molecules to landscapes. Our research and innovation pages highlight the strength and diversity of our research teams. Do contact us if you have an interest in working together.
At least 88%
of research submitted in our two main Units of Assessment is
“world leading” or “internationally excellent” – REF 2021
research laboratories redesign
to enhance collaboration
Astbury BioStructure Laboratory
For world-leading biological research
Our faculty has over 130 academic staff, 14 independently funded research fellows and 200+ PhD students working at all levels of biological sciences, from molecules to landscapes. The links below allow you to explore our current research areas across our three schools.
Sport and Exercise Science research has a world-class focus for research excellence in exercise science, building on its distinctive identity in understanding the basic mechanisms, and translational applications of physical activity in health and disease.More on Sport and Exercise Sciences
A new home for teaching and research
The Faculty of Biological Sciences is undergoing a major refurbishment to develop its teaching and research capabilities. Creating highly-flexible state of the art laboratories, offices and study space, the investment will provide an exciting new environment for an outstanding student experience and for large multidisciplinary research teams from across multiple faculties to work together.
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.
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.More on Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Our 10 facilities cover the broad research themes of biophysical characterisation, structural elucidation and cellular visualisation. They provide a full pipeline for preparation and complete characterisation of systems from single molecules, to macro-molecular complexes, to cells.