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Working closely with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB), the Department of Biological Sciences is renowned for the quality of its research. *** Why study with us? *** - We have a great choice of courses, including the opportunity to pursue MPhil/PhD research - Flexible learning opportunities - Expert help and support, including high-quality labs and research facilities, and access to world-class libraries *** About us *** Formed in August 2009 (through a merger of the former Schools of Biological and Chemical Sciences and Crystallography) the Department of Biological Sciences continues to build on the many strengths of these schools so as to allow sustained future growth in all areas. The Head of Department is Professor Gabriel Waksman, FMedSci, FRS Our research programmes are part of the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint institute between Birkbeck and UCL that seeks to integrate techniques from the chemical and physical sciences to provide insight into the molecular basis of biological processes. In 2008, the Research Assessment Exercise rated 85% of our research as having international impact, with 15% receiving the highest possible rating of world-leading. The ISMB provides a vibrant environment for interdisciplinary research and in 2010 academic staff in the department of biological sciences were in receipt of £15.5 million research grant funding. Many of our achievements have led to greater understanding of the biological processes that lead to human disease and have potential applications in drug design. Find out more about our research programmes and our recent discoveries.
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This Master's degree in bioscience provides hands-on experience and training in a wide range of analysis techniques and instrumentation used in the molecular biosciences, biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors. Read more
This modular Master's degree delivers comprehensive training in analytical chemistry, with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as analysis of nano materials, clinical and biopharmaceutical or environmental analysis. Read more
For those seeking a role in the technology transfer, technology finance or pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, it is essential to develop an understanding of the science, regulatory environment, and communication and deal-making. Read more
This specialist postgraduate degree provides you with high-quality postgraduate training in bioinformatics. It provides a foundation for the development of essential bioinformatics knowledge and skills, as well as an introduction to the emerging field of systems biology. Read more
Global infectious diseases are rarely out of the news, as new communicable diseases - Ebola, Zika, bird flu - along with some old familiar ones - tuberculosis (TB), cholera, HIV, malaria - raise concerns about outbreaks and global pandemics. Read more
This is a research-based degree, providing you with essential training in scientific research methodology and data analysis, as well as specific scientific techniques appropriate to the research microbiologist. Read more
The twenty-first century has been described as 'the century of biology', with advances in molecular biology already making an important contribution to enormous gains in health and quality of life over much of the world. Read more
This postgraduate course is an excellent introduction to protein crystallography. It is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in this exciting and rapidly expanding field, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, or for those who would like to expand and update their existing scientific knowledge. Read more
This postgraduate programme provides you with a theoretical background for the techniques commonly used in structural biology. Read more