The School of BioSciences aims to be a leading international research centre. Its research activities are segmented into three main research clusters. Each cluster supports multiple research groups that are recognised experts in areas such as conservation and climate change, evolution and behaviour, genetics and development, marine biology or plant biodiversity.
Evolution, Ecology and Environmental Science
Sustainable use and management of environments requires knowledge of the relationships between living organisms and their environment, what processes are fundamental to ecosystems, and how these and other factors affect the persistence of species and plant communities.
Genetics, Genomics and Development
The study of gene regulation, disease and the genetics of organisms and populations is revolutionising the research fields of development, reproduction, biotechnology and medicine.
Life is dependent on plants! As the only living organisms able to make their own food, these primary producers are vital to the world’s ecosystem. From food, medicines, clothing and the air we breathe, we could not exist without them.