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Our research

Research in our department benefits from being part of the joint Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) with UCL. Its multi-disciplinary and international environment supports world-leading research in the study of structural, cell and chemical biology.

In a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences were ranked 11th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Rosalind Franklin Centenary 2020

Rosalind Franklin, biophysicist and x-ray crystallographer, is a celebrated Birkbeckian, whose scientific legacy runs through the School of Science. We have named a lab after her, established a lecture series in her honour and, to mark the 2020 centenary year (#Franklin100) celebrating her birth on 25 July 1920, PhDs from across the Department of Biological Sciences and the Genes Environment Lifespan (GEL) lab recorded short talks about their research and the links to her work.

Research networks, Groups and laboratories

Information for staff and students