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Department of Biological Sciences

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Department of Biological Sciences

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Science Week 2017: Fungi and heritage buildings

April 3 - Join us to hear about the impact of microbes on heritage collections - book your free place now!

[Photo credit: Rachel Chapman]

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Make a difference to the Birkbeck student experience and take part in the National Student Survey or Birkbeck student surveys – #bbkyoursay

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.
Future studentships will be highlighted here when announced.