School of Life Sciences


Research lies at the heart of the School of Life Sciences and underpins our outstanding Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught courses, and our vibrant programme of Postgraduate Research.

Life Sciences’ research activities are organized around five subject group

However, collaboration and cross-disciplinary research cut across these groups at all levels. Our collaborations extend to other Schools in the University, including the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and to other Universities and Research Institutes world-wide.

If you are a postdoctoral researcher please refer to the research staff page which has comprehensive information  about all aspects of being a member of research staff at Sussex including information about careers, funding, practical support and policies.

Institutional Strategic Support Fund

The Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) is a joint award by the Wellcome Trust and the University, to support our translational research strategy.

Facilities and Resources

In Life Sciences we have the following facilities:

Life Sciences Research Directory and Focus on Research.

Please refer to the Research Directory to get a brief summary of all of the researchers in Life Sciences and the Focus on Research for thumbnail sketches of four of our key research clusters.