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Department of Biological Sciences

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Department of Biological Sciences

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PhD funding opportunities

We also have additional interdisciplinary studentship funding from Wellcome Trust and BBSRC programmes.

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Birkbeck's evening study can transform your life

With evening classes your days are free for you to study, work, volunteer or care for your family.

Athena SWAN bronze award presented to Department at December awards ceremony

Professor Carolyn Moores represented the Department of Biological Sciences to collect the award which recognised the excellent, ongoing work towards best equality practice.

Research excellence

Working in close collaboration with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, the Department is recognised for the excellence and international impact of its research. In the REF2014 the department's joint submission with UCL was ranked as 11th in the UK based on Grade Point Average.

Study paves the way for new treatments to combat bacterial infections

Scientists reveal new details of structure of bacterial pili

Symposium celebrates achievements of Birkbeck crystallographer

Professor Bonnie Wallace’s research and teaching successes celebrated at day-long symposium

Studentship opportunities

Research in the Department attracts significant and diverse funding.
2017 studentship opportunities are now available - highlighted studentships are also shown below:

Additional interdisciplinary studentships - deadline Monday 27 February 2017