Biological Sciences (UoA 5)

Almost all of the research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

UoA 5 staff perform fundamental multi-disciplinary research on the molecules and processes that govern cellular homeostasis and pathogenesis. We are also driven by the challenge of ensuring that our research has impact on non-academic beneficiaries.

Members of our UoA 5 return form a major component of the:

  • Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences

There are three research groupings within UoA 5:

  • Bacterial cell biology
  • Proteins: structure, function and evolution
  • Sensing, signalling and expression
Biological sciences

International impact

Our research in this area is making a positive impact on a global scale:

  • Diagnosing prostate cancer

Our four case studies demonstrate the impact of our research and highlight how we nurture and maintain long-term development:

Find out about all our REF 2014 results.