Research area

Biological sciences

Close up of a white-gloved hand holding a barbastelle bat

From global warming to life-threatening infections, our research focuses on today's biggest challenges. Working with industry, public sector and other universities, we see science as a way of achieving real-life benefits.

Research highlights

Supercharging your immune system

Research led by Professor Nullin Divecha and his laboratory team has identified a way to boost the power of the human immune system to find and destroy cancer cells within the body.

Using copper to fight COVID-19

Biological Sciences and Health Sciences are showing how copper can provide a permanent defence against the spread of Coronavirus on surfaces in just one minute.

Research institutes, centres and groups