The protein helping to explain foot-and-mouth's infectiousness
Scientists from the University of Leeds and the University of Ilorin have conducted a ‘molecular dissection’ of a part of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease, to try and understand why the pathogen is so infectious.Find out more
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Research and innovation
The Faculty of Biological Sciences is a vibrant, collaborative research community, spanning all areas of biological sciences from landscapes to molecules. Explore our research and innovation pages to view the strength and depth of our research teams and contact us if you have an interest in working together.
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 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.
Tuesday 24 November 2020More on Using research power to tackle global issues