We support a broad-based, sustainability-centred research strategy, informed by scientific advances and national and international priorities. We focus on the science underpinning global challenges in climate change, food security, global health, sustainable bio-manufacturing, biodiversity and replacing animal models in research. In this time of change the study of the biosciences has never been more important.
We have a dynamic community of over one-hundred postgraduate students, who come from all over the world to conduct their research and develop their skills. Research covers the breadth of the biological sciences, and is supported by outstanding research infrastructure in genomics, bioimaging and mass spectrometry, and plant and animal growth facilities. We encourage prospective PhD students to make informal contact with potential supervisors to discuss their interests at an early stage.
We offer two research degrees, PhD (by research) and MSc (by research), and the new taught MSc in Plant Biotechnology and Enterprise.
At Durham, we provide an outstanding environment for research and education in animal, plant and bacterial biology encompassing expertise from the atomic to whole ecosystem scale. Trained by Durham Biosciences in the skills and knowledge required, our students are able to succeed in a wide range of careers or training environments and help society tackle the challenges for the future.
Congratulations Heather Knight and Tim Hawkins @BioimagingDurh1 who have been awarded a BBSRC grant jointly with Gabriele Sosso @SossoGroup, University of Warwick, to study what dictates where and when damaging ice forms in plants.— Durham BioSciences (@DurBiol) June 17, 2021
Congratulations Heather Knight and Tim Hawkins @BioimagingDurh1 who have been awarded a BBSRC grant jointly with Gabriele Sosso @SossoGroup, University of Warwick, to study what dictates where and when damaging ice forms in plants.
We offer two postgraduate study options:
Our Students and Staff enjoy attending and participating in our Departmental Seminar series, covering a wide range of biological topics. The seminars give us more opportunities to share, discover, and join in with lively discussions.
Wayne Dawson has been awarded a Darwin+ project funded by the Darwin Initiative (Defra), to assess climate change-mediated invasion risks posed by introduced plants and invertebrates on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.