The School of Biomedical Sciences is a fantastic place to build an independent scientific career. We have a strong reputation for multidisciplinary research, and in the last research assessment exercise, 85% of our output was recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour, with many areas classed as world leading.
One of the keys to our success is that we have a unique molecules-to-man approach, with renowned scientists working across a broad spectrum, ranging from anatomy and physiology, through pharmacology and cell biology, to molecular biology and biochemistry. The culture is one of integration, sharing ideas and experimental processes between the School’s groups and other University areas, in particular pharmacy, microbiology, gastroenterology, nutrition, chemistry and genetics.
This stimulating and egalitarian environment has led to many major breakthroughs – in particular pioneering the discovery of the ubiquitin molecule – and important contributions in our understanding of pain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bone disease, neurodegeneration and cancer.
The School has several leading research groups: