School of Biosciences
Research at School of Biosciences

Our research

World-leading research delivering bioscience discoveries for a changing world


Our research addresses key real-world issues in microbial, plant, animal, food and environmental sciences. We have dynamic programmes of fundamental and multi-disciplinary research supported by national and international funders.

We apply our research, knowledge and technology to make lasting improvements to the environment, economy and society. We do this by making sure our research is relevant to our global stakeholders; from businesses, public and third sector organisations and the general public.

REF Results 2021

The School of Biosciences part of Unit of Assessment (UoA) 6 (Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Science) has improved their position in the upper half of the UoA and seen a significant increase in the proportion of outputs assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ from those submitted to REF2014. The Unit’s research environment is also recognised as being 75% ‘world-leading’ and 25% ‘internationally excellent’.


Our research mission

  • Achieve food security and improved nutrition

  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being

  • Ensure sustainable production and consumption

  • Tackle the causes of climate change and mitigate their impact
Themes, groups and centres

Themes, groups and centres

Research degrees

Research ~degrees

Research fellowships

Research fellowships


Our research impact

Our research impact

Our research facilities

Our research facilities

Services for business

Working with business



Sustainable futures impact studies View all
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Science impact studies


Quantum leap

A quantum leap for brain imaging

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Long live the tomato

Long live the tomato

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Community pharmacist

How community pharmacists are protecting millions across the globe

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School of Biosciences

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

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