BIO contains a dynamic research community with expertise that covers the full spectrum of biology. We take a holistic approach to studying biological mechanisms by integrating genome information with pure and applied research on microbial, plant and animal systems, and ecological studies of populations.
In RAE 2008 our research was once again acclaimed for its international impact: 90% of our research activity was classified as internationally leading, excellent or recognised, and the Panel recognised globally-leading research across all the School's research Themes." Over 98% of our faculty were returned in the RAE, therefore proving the strength and breadth of our research.
In BIO our research is divided into three main themes.
Closely associated to the School of Biological Sciences is The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) which is a world class centre for plant and microbial sciences. BIO is also part of the Norwich Research Park (NRP) and the Faculty of Science at UEA.