The University of Southampton
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.

Computational and Systems Biology

Computational and Systems Biology

The Computational and Systems Biology research group applies an interdisciplinary approach that harnesses the power of computational and systems-level analyses to address complex biological phenomena.

Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

We focus on the basic processes in reproductive and developmental biology as well as the mechanisms underpinning the developmental origins of health and disease.

Ecology and Evolution

Ecology and Evolution

We address current and future issues of global significance, investigating changing environments, sustainable use of natural resources, food and water security, human health, biodiversity conservation.

Microbiology

Microbiology

We focus on agri-food and clinical settings of physiology, antimicrobial resistance, development, evolution, genetics and molecular ecology of biofilms, microbiome communities and infectious prions.

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

The Molecular and Cellular Biosciences research group investigates the fundamental basic biological processes that underpin human health and disease.

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Research in Neuroscience aims to understand how the brain works in health and disease, from the molecular to the systems levels.

Plants and Food Security

Plants and Food Security

We bring expertise from a range of disciplines to address global issues such as population growth and climate change.

Ranked 15th in the UK in terms of our impact on society (REF2014)
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