Durham University Biological Sciences

By | 22nd May 2017

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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.

Should you not find the information you are looking for in our web pages please contact us.

Professor Keith Lindsey

Head of Department


We also support teaching programmes in Natural Sciences.

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Key Contacts

Name Position Telephone Email
Ms Lucy Kuene Finance Administrator 41302 lucy.kuene@durham.ac.uk
Miss Helen Luke Postgraduate queries 49167 biosci.pgsecretary@durham.ac.uk
Miss Avril Ferry Enquiries to the Head of Department 41332 avril.ferry@durham.ac.uk
Prof Keith Lindsey Head of Department 41332 biosci.headofdept@durham.ac.uk
Undergraduate Admissions 41200 bio.admissions@durham.ac.uk
Mrs MJ Johnson Undergraduate/Teaching 41200 m.j.johnson@durham.ac.uk
Mr J Summerill Department Superintendent 41245 john.summerill@durham.ac.uk
Dr S Wilbourn Senior Administrator 43191 sarah.wilbourn@durham.ac.uk