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Birkbeck Open Evening 22 November 2017

Come and talk to Birkbeck staff and students to find out why evening study with us could work for you!

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.

PhD Studentships - 2018 opportunities

Applications are now open for interdisciplinary studentships funded by the Wellcome Trust, BBSRC and MRC.

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.

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.

ISMB Retreat stretches entrepreneurial skills of students with Dragons’ Den activity

Student and postdoctoral delegates are challenged to consider scientific research in the broader context of industry and society.

£2.34million Wellcome grant for cryo-electron microscopy

Equipment will enable scientists to learn more about the structures and mechanisms of molecules

21 November 2017 - 15:00: London Structural Biology Club

24 November 2017 - 15:45: ISMB Friday Wrap - with talks from Dr Alan Cheung’s group and Prof Peter Coveney’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.

Studentship opportunities

Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD Interdisciplinary Programme - application deadline 5 January 2018 (5pm)

UCL-Birkbeck MRC DTP - application deadline 12 January 2018 (5pm)

BBSRC LIDO Progamme in Biosciences -  application deadline 19 January 2018 (5pm)