We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate researchers have opportunities to work at the heart of active research teams, challenging boundaries and making real advances.
Research in the School of Biological Science (BIO) addresses four overarching themes:
Staff research interests in Biological Sciences include:
- biomedicine, cancer biology, cardiovascular biology, molecular genetics, musculoskeletal biology, molecular pharmacology, developmental and stem cell biology
- biochemistry, physiology, ecology, cell and developmental biology, elemental cycle, environmental microbiology, discovery of novel antimicrobial agents
- biodiversity, conservation, behavioural ecology, evolutionary ecology, evolutionary biology, macroecology, molecular ecology, and population biology
- Plant RNA biology, synthetic biology of plants and microbes
Below are some recent contributions from BIO postgraduate researchers.
These examples highlight the diversity of postgraduate research in Biological Sciences. Would you like to join this vibrant research community? Working closely with an academic supervisor gives you the support to carry out your own independent research and make your own mark. We have a wealth of remarkable academics, but how do you know which team will be right for you?
Studentships are advertised on our school page (select Find a PhD in Bioloical Sciences), including for projects part of the ARIES DTP, MRC DTP, Norwich Research Park DTP, Centre for Doctoral Training and Doctoral Training Programmes and Leverhulme Doctoral Scholars Programme.
Alternatively, you can apply for a self-funded studentship. In your application you will need to nominate a supervisor. You should make contact with them to discuss the project before you apply, and they will supply a research project outline for your application or help you prepare one.
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Find out more on the Biological Sciences web pages.