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Our aim is excellence in teaching and research to sustain a healthy supply of food. We study fundamental and applied animal and plant science, agricultural production; economic and environmental sustainability; food manufacturing, processing and consumption; the interaction between food, animal and human health; food safety, and the biotechnological processing of farm products.

The School of Biosciences is proud to be an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder.

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Research Excellence Framework

The outcomes of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework have been announced. Across the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science, 97% of work was judged to be of international quality and 37% of work was assessed as world-leading (4-star). We are proud to have the top ranked research environment within Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science). 



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Cannabis compound may help treat anxiety and substance abuse disorders

A review of research into the therapeutic potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) - a major nonpsychoactive compound found in cannabis - has shown there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that it could help in the treatment of anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders. However, more studies are needed to determine the psychological, pharmacological and brain mechanisms involved.

New-look super laboratory to benefit Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine students

Teaching space within North Laboratory Building at Sutton Bonington has been refurbished and named in honour of a world-leading Nottingham academic to acknowledge his contribution to animal science. The new laboratory was opened in a celebratory ceremony that took place on Friday 27 January.

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Holden Botany Lecture

The Holden Botany Lecture will be held at 6 pm on the 2nd May 2017 in A33 Food Science Building on The Sutton Bonington Campus of the University of Nottingham.


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School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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