Our research profile

Research in the Faculty of Science and Technology is focused on national and international priorities. Particular interests include “New tools and Technologies for Biosciences”, “Climate change and Bioenergy”, “Lifelong health and well-being”, and “East medicine”. We focus on excellence in research that makes a difference, informing policy and practice with benefits for academia, industry and professional practice.

Our research encompasses a wide range of disciplines from pure to applied sciences, integrating areas from structural biology, molecular genetics, applied microbiology and biotechnology through to Chinese medicine, public health, well-being and research in education.

In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, we were recognised as achieving research of world leading and internationally excellent standing.

Research is undertaken in our state of the art laboratories and in the University Polyclinic. We work in close collaboration with bio-industry, the NHS, research institutions within the UK, Europe and the US.

Seven research groups focus on a range of priority areas, with topics investigated by over sixty PhD students and staff, including post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists.

The Faculty is committed to an active programme of student development and support, and, with the University provides a wide range of opportunities for research training and personal development in line with Research Council expectations. Many of our students benefit from teaching opportunities and the University offers education courses to support this activity, which may lead to additional qualification.

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