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Welcome to the School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences covers a wide spectrum of biological and medical sciences in both teaching and research. Expertise in the School spans molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, anatomy and zoology. The School aims to achieve Excellence in Education, both in its own undergraduate science and postgraduate MSc degrees and with the major contributions it makes to professional courses in Medicine, Pharmacy and Dietetics. The School has a substantial research portfolio and strives to achieve research excellence across this range.

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Postgraduate Research

There is a large cohort of early career researchers, comprising postdoctoral research fellows, over 250 postgraduate research students, together with highly skilled technical staff underpinning the research activities.

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Undergraduate Study

Undergraduates at work

We offer degrees in Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Human Genetics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Pharmacy and Zoology.

PhD Funding

School Funded PhD Studentships Available.

Nottingham:Monash PhD Programme in Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery.

Read about BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Biotechnology & Biological Sciences on the Graduate website »

Impact

Impact

News

Does germ plasm accelerate evolution?

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A new study challenges a long held belief about the way certain species of vertebrate evolved.

BIG Data - BIG Science

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Professor Kevin Morgan from the School of Life Sciences and his colleagues from the Nottingham Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Research Group made a substantial contribution in the discovery of 20 new genetic links to Alzheimer's Disease.

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Publications

Acquisition of Germ Plasm Accelerates Vertebrate Evolution

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Teri Evans, Christopher M. Wade, Frank A. Chapman, Andrew D. Johnson, Matthew Loose

STAT1-cooperative DNA binding distinguishes type 1 from type 2 interferon signaling

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Begitt, A, Droescher M, Meyer T, Schmid, CD, Baker M, Antunes F, Owen MR, Naumann R, Decker T & Vinkemeier U

Accelerated growth in the absence of DNA replication origins

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Hawkins, M., Malla, S., Blythe, M. J., Nieduszynski, C. A. & Allers, T.

Temperature triggers immune evasion by Neisseria meningitidis

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Loh E, Kugelberg E, Tracy A, Zhang Q, Gollan B, Ewles H, Chalmers R, Pelicic V, Tang CM.

Uncovering the genome-wide transcriptional responses of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger to lignocellulose using RNA sequencing

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Delmas S, Pullan ST, Gaddipati S, Kokolski M, Malla S, Blythe MJ, Ibbett R, Campbell M, Liddell S, Aboobaker A, Tucker GA, Archer DB

RAD-Seq derived markers flank the shell colour and banding loci of the Cepaea nemoralis supergene

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Richards PM, Liu MM, Lowe N, Davey JW, Blaxter ML, Davison A

Microbial modification of host long-distance dispersal capacity

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Goodacre SL, Martin OY, Bonte, D, Hutchings, L, Woolley C, Ibrahim K, Thomas CFG, Hewitt GM

Mitochondrial DNA reveals multiple introductions of domestic chicken in East Africa

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Mwacharo JM, Bjørnstad G, Mobegi V, Nomura K, Hanada H, Amano T, Jianlin H, Hanotte

ERK phosphorylation of MED14 in promoter complexes during mitogen-induced gene activation by Elk-1

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Galbraith MD, Saxton J, Li L, Shelton SJ, Zhang HM, Espinosa JM, Shaw PE

Distinct and opposing roles for Rab27a/Mlph/MyoVa and Rab27b/Munc13-4 in mast cell secretion

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Singh RK, Mizuno K, Wasmeier C, Wavre-Shapton ST, Recchi C, Catz SD, Futter C, Tolmachova T, Hume AN, Seabra MC

Adenosine-A3 receptors in neutrophil microdomains promote the formation of bacteria-tethering cytonemes

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Corriden R, Self T, Akong-Moore K, Nizet V, Kellam B, Briddon SJ, & Hill SJ

Research

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Events

Deciphering acute and chronic inflammation

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23/04/2014
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The speaker for this seminar is Tracy Hussel (University of Machester). It will be delivered at 4:00pm in LT4 (QMC), 23rd April 2014.

3D Printing for the Life Sciences

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18/06/2014
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The speaker for this seminar is Professor Ricky Wildman (Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham). It will be delivered at 4:00pm in C50 (QMC), 18th June 2014.

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Athena Swan

Athena SWAN awards champion good working practices to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics. The School of Life Sciences seeks to go beyond this with our flagship policy of fairness and equality of opportunity for all. We are committed to provide a positive and supporting environment for all our staff and students. This is exemplified by us working towards achieving Athena Swan Silver Status and our endeavour to roll out best practice to all staff and student groups.

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