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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.

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.

Welcome to Birkbeck!

Our orientation programme for new students will help you get the most out of your time at Birkbeck.

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

27 October 2017 - 15:45: ISMB Friday Wrap - with talks from Prof Finn Werner's group and Dr Vijay Chudasama'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.

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

Studentship opportunities

Research in the Department attracts significant and diverse funding.

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