The vision for biosciences research at Durham is to focus on fundamental and cross-disciplinary science underpinning global challenges. The cohesive and distinctive theme across our research portfolio is that of 'sustainability'. Our environment promotes cross-disciplinary working via Durham's Research Institutes and Centres and co-location of some staff with Chemistry, and underpins economic and social impact in ecosystems management, biotechnology, agritechnology and health.
The departments research is organised into four groupings, Animal Cells and Systems, Ecology, Evolution and Environment, Biomolecular Interactions and Molecular Plant Sciences to promote staff interactions. To promote cross-disciplinary research, the Department engages with discussion groups, research centres, institutes, networks and initiatives via the Bio-X network, where X is any discipline other than biology.