Durham University Biological Sciences

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Durham University Biological Sciences

The Department of Biosciences is composed of 51 academic staff and research fellows with research and teaching interests that span the broad spectrum of the Biosciences. The Department studies biology from the smallest to the largest scales; from the structures and functions of biological molecules, through to cells, tissues and organisms and to the entire global ecosystem. The interests of academic staff include all types of living organisms, from bacteria, through the plant and animal kingdoms, to human health and disease. The Department also has strong interdisciplinary links with the physical and social sciences. With excellent facilities for carrying out both teaching and research, we offer high quality undergraduate teaching programmes, and a supportive environment for research staff and postgraduate students.

The Department ranks in the top ten UK Biology Departments for research impact and contributes to multidisciplinary University initiatives in the Bio-X-network.

The Department has superb core research facilities.

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Professor Keith Lindsey

Head of Department

We also support teaching programmes in Natural Sciences.

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Key Contacts

Ms Lucy KueneFinance Administrator41302lucy.kuene@durham.ac.uk
Miss Helen LukePostgraduate queries49167biosci.pgsecretary@durham.ac.uk
Miss Avril FerryEnquiries to the Head of Department41332avril.ferry@durham.ac.uk
Prof Keith LindseyHead of Department41332biosci.headofdept@durham.ac.uk
Undergraduate Admissions41200bio.admissions@durham.ac.uk
Mrs MJ JohnsonUndergraduate/Teaching41200m.j.johnson@durham.ac.uk
Mr J SummerillDepartment Superintendent41245john.summerill@durham.ac.uk
Dr S WilbournSenior Administrator43191sarah.wilbourn@durham.ac.uk