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The study of the biosciences has never been more important. The Covid-19 pandemic illustrates the crucial importance of managing health crises associated with disease outbreaks.

Other global problems such as feeding a growing population, antimicrobial resistance, and an ageing population; and understanding the impact of climate change on biodiversity, all require solutions rooted in the biological sciences. The impact of our research, and the training offered at Durham, provides opportunities to address these issues.

Our research covers the breadth of the biological sciences, from cell and molecular biology in animals, plants, and microbes; to ecology, evolution and the environment. We often work at the interface with other disciplines such as the physical sciences, supported by outstanding research infrastructure in genomics, bioimaging and mass spectrometry, and plant and animal growth facilities.