Research in the School of Life Sciences encompasses a wide range of disciplines from pure to applied science, integrating areas from structural biology, molecular genetics, applied microbiology and biotechnology through to human performance, Chinese medicine, Public Health Nutrition and Well being at the other.

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, a proportion of the research outputs in all the subject areas submitted were judged to be at the levels of World Leading (4*) and Internationally Excellent (3*).

Research is undertaken in the laboratories at the University's Cavendish site, using state-of-the-art instrumentation. Research is undertaken also in the University Polyclinic. Experienced and research-active staff in the School work in close collaboration with bio-industry, the NHS, research institutions within the UK, Europe and the US.

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