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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.

4 MRC DTP CASE Studentships now available

Projects cover biomedicine and cognitive science research – read more and apply by 2 March 2018 (midday)

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.

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.

Onions could hold key to fighting antibiotic resistance

New UCL-Birkbeck research shows the Persian shallot – a staple of Iranian cooking – makes major impact against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

Birkbeck research project will provide new insight into the 'building blocks' of our brains

A grant of £1.7 million will allow Professor Carolyn Moores to research disease-causing defects in neuronal function.

Birkbeck Fellow awarded Ewald Prize

The Prize is perhaps the most prestigious available in the field of crystallography, given to Sir Tom Blundell in recognition of his worldwide leadership in crystallographic innovation.

23 February 2018 - 15:35: ISMB Friday Wrap - with talks from Dr James Irving’s group and Prof Alethea Tabor’s group

ISMB 'Friday Wraps' provide a forum around which to relax and get to know other members of the Institute. They also aim to facilitate communication among postdocs and students. These Friday meetings are held weekly.

06 March 2018 - 15:00: London Structural Biology Club

Talks by Matilda Katan, University College London; Sapir Ofer, Birkbeck College; Edward Morris, The Institute of Cancer Research. An hour of networking and refreshments follows.

Studentship opportunities

Four 3 year CASE Studentships UCL-Birkbeck MRC DTP - application deadline: Friday 2 March 2018 (midday)