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Welcome to the School of Life Sciences

We cover 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. Our aim is to achieve excellence in education, both with our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and with the major contributions we make to professional courses in medicine, pharmacy and dietetics.

We also have a substantial research portfolio and strive to achieve research excellence across this range.



Explore our research divisions and latest projects


Human Adaptation of Ebola Virus during the West African Outbreak

Richard A. Urbanowicz, C. Patrick McClure, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Amadou A. Sall, Gary Kobinger 13,14, Marcel A. Müller, Edward C. Holmes, Félix A. Rey, Etienne Simon-Loriere, Jonathan K. Ball

A Diverse Panel of Hepatitis C Virus Glycoproteins for Use in Vaccine Research Reveals Extremes of Monoclonal Antibody Neutralization Resistance

Urbanowicz RA, McClure CP, Brown RJ, Tsoleridis T, Persson MA, Krey T, Irving WL, Ball JK, Tarr AW

High resolution sequencing of hepatitis C virus reveals limited intra-hepatic compartmentalization in end-stage liver disease

Hedegaard DL, Tully DC, Rowe IA, Reynolds GM, Bean DJ, Hu K, Davis C, Wilhelm A, Ogilvie CB, Power KA, Tarr AW, Kelly D, Allen TM, Balfe P, McKeating JA

STAT2 Is a Pervasive Cytokine Regulator due to Its Inhibition of STAT1 in Multiple Signaling Pathways

Johnathan Ho, Christin Pelzel, Andreas Begitt, Maureen Mee, Hany M. Elsheikha, David J. Scott, Uwe Vinkemeier

Antibody-Mediated Inhibition of the FGFR1c Isoform induces a Catabolic Lean State Siberian Hamsters

Samma RJ, Lewis JE, Lory A, Fowler MJ, Cooper S, Warner A, Emmerson P, Adams AC, Luckett JC, Perkins AC, Wilson D, Barrett P, Tsintzas K, Eblinh FJ

Primordial germ cells: the first lineage or the last cells standing

Andrew D. Johnson and Ramiro Alberio

Impact of voluntary exercise and housing conditions on hippocampal glucocorticoid receptor, miR-124 and anxiety

Pan-Vazquez, A. Rye, N. Ameri, M. McSparron, B. Smallwood, G. Bickerdyke, J. Rathbone, A. Dajas-Bailador, F and Toledo-Rodriguez, M.

Contribution of serotonin and dopamine to changes in core body temperature and locomotor activity in rates following repeated administration of mephedrone

Sinead E. Shortall, Clare H. Spicer, Francis J.P. Ebling, A. Richard Green, Kevin C.F. Fone and Madeleine V.King.

Mitotic activity of survivin is regulated by acetylation at K129

Aljaberi AM, Webster JR, Wheatley SP.

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School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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