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About Us

The study of the biosciences has never been more important. The Covid-19 pandemic illustrates the crucial importance of managing health crises associated with disease outbreaks.

Other global problems such as feeding a growing population, antimicrobial resistance, and an ageing population; and understanding the impact of climate change on biodiversity, all require solutions rooted in the biological sciences. The impact of our research, and the training offered at Durham, provides opportunities to address these issues.
Meet our Staff
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Research

Our research covers the breadth of the biological sciences, from cell and molecular biology in animals, plants, and microbes; to ecology, evolution and the environment. We often work at the interface with other disciplines such as the physical sciences, supported by outstanding research infrastructure in genomics, bioimaging and mass spectrometry, and plant and animal growth facilities.

  • Services and collaboration

    The Department offers professional services to both university members and external customers.
    Nerve cells derived from human stem cells
  • DBS Genomics

    A core DNA Sequencing and Fragment Analysis Facility located in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University.
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Services and collaboration

The Department offers professional services to both university members and external customers.
Nerve cells derived from human stem cells

DBS Genomics

A core DNA Sequencing and Fragment Analysis Facility located in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University.
DNA Sequencing print-out

Study with Us

  • Undergraduate Study

    Our teaching is broad, from molecular structures to landscape-scale population dynamics, reflecting major questions in biology.

    Students working at computer screens
  • Postgraduate Study

    Join a strong and vibrant postgraduate community for training in modern research techniques using state-of-the-art research infrastructure.

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Undergraduate Study

Our teaching is broad, from molecular structures to landscape-scale population dynamics, reflecting major questions in biology.

Students working at computer screens

Postgraduate Study

Join a strong and vibrant postgraduate community for training in modern research techniques using state-of-the-art research infrastructure.

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Get in touch

Contact us to find out more about undergraduate and postgraduate study, our research, and the services we offer.

Department of Biosciences

Durham University
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE

 

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1241