The School of Life Sciences has 85 research groups, with 800 scientists and support staff from 60 countries and was rated the top UK University Biological Sciences department for research in the UK Government Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Here you can learn about what we do, discover who is in the group and what they are doing, find links to our publications on the navigation bar, browse our software and databases and take a look at some of our group videos.
For the latest news from the group, please see our twitter feed.
We have a longstanding BBSRC funded collaboration with Prof Gordon Simpson on RNA processing. This has included pioneering work on the analysis of RNA expression and polyadenylation in plants by Direct RNA Sequencing, much of which is encapsulated in our polyAdb database.
We collaborate closely with the labs of Prof Irwin McLean and Prof Sara Brown on human skin disease through a Wellcome Trust strategic grant to the Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine and Sara's Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship!
The most prominent outreach activity from our group over the last few years has been the GenomeScroller exhibit.
Our essay on The UK Academic System (Now Version 3.0 March 2014) aims to help people to understand how scientific careers develop, what the terms Reader and Professor mean in the UK, how scientists fund and publish their work and how they are assessed.
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