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Department of Biological Sciences

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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.

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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.

How gut bacteria changes cancer drug activity

The activity of cancer drugs change depending on the types of microbes living in the gut, according to a new study involving scientists from Birkbeck into how nematode worms and their microbes process drugs and nutrients.

Birkbeck graduates shine during spring 2017 Graduation Week

Nearly a thousand graduates will celebrate achieving a qualification

Studentship opportunities

Research in the Department attracts significant and diverse funding.
Future studentships will be highlighted here when announced.

Optimisation of Environmental Control in Museum Collections of Bone and Ivory - applications accepted all year