School of Biosciences
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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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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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Masters students brew their own beer in the name of academic research

A team of three postgraduate MSc Brewing Science and Practice students are launching a 3,000 litre batch of commercial beer. The beer - 'Alternate Universe' - will be officially launched at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12 July at the Canalhouse pub in Nottingham. All welcome.

Nottingham to become national centre for dairy research

The University of Nottingham will be taking the lead for dairy research as part of a new £27.7m national Centre of Innovation in Livestock (CIEL). CIEL is a government funded initiative which aims to deliver world leading research in livestock health and production to deliver improved food security and farming sustainability.

New Blood test for the detection of Bovine TB

A new blood test to detect Mycobacteria in blood has been developed by a team at The University of Nottingham led by Dr Cath Rees, an expert in microbiology in the School of Biosciences and Dr Ben Swift from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

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Open Days September 2016 - for pre-applicants

09 - 10/09/2016
The School of Biosciences is holding Open Days on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September 2016.


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School of Biosciences

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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 9516400

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