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Centre for Biological Sciences

Our research

The desire to find solutions to contemporary challenges is at the heart of our research ethos. Working at the forefront of their fields, our scientists are committed to high quality research that makes a real impact.


Biomedical Sciences

This theme brings together a strategic commitment to Neurosciences and Developmental Biology which, as part of University-wide interdisciplinary initiatives, is addressing fundamental issues relevant to national and global priorities of health and well-being. The theme underpins research in the area of basic neuroscience and developmental biology through to neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases within the ageing process and poor health derived from in utero environmental conditions.


Environmental Biosciences

We apply our expertise to solving environmental issues that are concerns for our society, addressing questions about the creation, persistence and management of biodiversity as well as how ecological and environmental processes interact with each other.

Molecular and Cellular

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Our research in this area seeks to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underpin basic biological processes including those concerned with disease, nutrition and environmental problems.

Ranked 15th in the UK in terms of our impact on society (REF2014)
  • 16 November 2015

    Global energy demand has adverse effects o...

    Global energy demand from developed nations has an adverse impact o...

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  • 10 November 2015

    Using copper to prevent the spread of resp...

    New research from the University of Southampton has found that copp...

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  • 5 November 2015

    Possible solution for side effect of Alzhe...

    It is estimated that 46.8 million people worldwide are living with ...

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