School of Life Sciences
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The School of Life Sciences is a vibrant, forward-looking outfit that provides the main focus for biological and biomedical research at The University of Nottingham.

Our research strategy is based around eight major themes, which reflect our strengths and represent disciplines in which we have critical mass.

Our structure promotes individual research excellence, fosters multidisciplinary activity and encourages international collaboration in the pursuit of world changing research. 

David Brook
Director of Research



We were ranked 9th for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014


Research themes



The School of Life Sciences was ranked 9th for Research Power in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

95% of our assessment was deemed to be of international quality and 92% of our impact case studies were judged to be 4* or 3*.

For further details please visit the University REF webpage.


Our research has access to advanced equipment, laboratories and expertise, including:

For further details about our teaching and research facilities please visit our facilities webpage.

Postgraduate research

The School of Life Sciences is home to a broad cohort of national and international Postgraduate Researchers (PGR). For further information on our areas of postgraduate research please visit our PGR webpage.


Join our future research leaders

World-class talent, working in multidisciplinary teams and with inspiring leaders, are at the heart of capturing new ideas and translating these into world-changing solutions.

As a research-led institution, the University of Nottingham recognises the value and contribution of early career researchers in delivering its ambitious, high-quality research vision. 

In order to enhance this vital aspect of our research network we will recruit 100 Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellows by the end of 2020.

Find out more and apply



School of Life Sciences

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

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