School of Life Sciences

About the School

We pride ourselves on our world-leading and interdisciplinary research and teaching.

The School of Life Sciences is one of the largest Schools in the University, both in terms of research activity and student and staff population. We strive to engage with real world problems and produce impact in fields as varied as cancer biology, drug discovery, neuroscience and biodiversity.

Our teaching is strongly research-led and focused on developing the skills and employability needed by the next generation of scientists and innovators.

Sarah Guthrie portrait

"The breadth and depth of cutting edge research and innovative teaching practice makes Life Sciences a leading centre of excellence. With expertise from Chemistry to Conservation, we are a diverse community where we increasingly work across boundaries and forge extensive external partnerships and networks." 

Professor Sarah Guthrie
Head of School of Life Sciences

Our Research Areas

Our research areas have consistently been ranked highly in league tables and have recently achieved huge momentum in grant funding and critical mass. Our work is divided into several areas: