Themes for supervision in science Themes for supervision in science

Biological Sciences

  • Cells and tissues
  • Molecules and pathways
  • Organisms and the environment
  • Plant sciences
  • Synthetic biology

Find out more on the Biological Sciences webpages.


  • Chemical biology and bioorganic chemistry
  • Computational and theoretical chemistry
  • Energy materials
  • Molecular and structural biochemistry
  • Nanosciences
  • Synthetic biology
  • Synthetic organic, inorganic and materials chemistry
  • Ultrafast laser spectroscopy

Find out more on the Chemistry webpages.

Computing Sciences

  • Computational biology and bioinformatics
  • Graphics, vision, and speech
  • Machine learning and statistics

Find out more on the Computing Sciences webpages.


  • Functional materials
  • Future energy systems
  • Modelling and simulation in engineering systems

Find out more on the Engineering webpages.

Environmental Sciences

  • Climate research and climate change
  • Ecology and environmental biology
  • Geosciences and natural hazards
  • Human and physical geography of the environment
  • Ocean and atmospheric sciences
  • Science, policy, society and sustainability

Find out more on the Environmental Sciences webpages.


  • Algebra and combinatorics
  • Biological and industrial mathematics
  • Environmental mathematics
  • Fluid and solid mechanics
  • Logic
  • Mathematical physics
  • Number theory
  • Scientific computing

Find out more on the Mathematics webpages.


  • Drug delivery and pharmaceutical materials
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Medicines management
  • Pharmaceutical cell biology

Find out more on the Pharmacy webpages.

Biological Sciences and Medicine: Norwich Bioscience Institutes

John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research, the Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory cover the following themes:

  • Computational genomics
  • Food safety
  • Gut: biology; health; microbiome
  • Plant and crop growth, development and yield
  • Plant and microbial metabolism
  • Plant bioactives and foods for health
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Plant pathogens and innate immunity
  • Regulatory, environmental and systems genomics

Find out more on the Norwich Bioscience Institutes webpages.


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