Biology / Biomedical Sciences
School of Environmental Sciences / Life Sciences


We are an active, focused School at the forefront of many exciting fields of biology. We have developed an international reputation not only in biomedical science but also in evolutionary biology and functional ecology.

To find out about the range of funded projects available this year, click here

Dr Darren Evans in the School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences

In the latest UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (2014), our submitted research was assessed as having either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ impact, while over half was of world-leading or internationally excellent standard.

One of the University’s distinctive features is its strong research culture of collaboration and interdisciplinary working. The School and its researchers carry out true interdisciplinary research with scientists from Chemistry, Geography, the Hull York Medical School, academics from around the world, and clinicians and experts at local hospitals to become a centre of research excellence.

Who else do we work with?

We also work alongside the following institutes to deliver high quality research:

Our research themes

The school’s research is structured around three major themes:

Ecology and Environment
Evolutionary Biology

We focus on investigating the cellular processes involved in metabolism and energy transduction in health and disease.


Biomedical Microfluidics >

Cancer Biology >
Cardiovascular Biology and Haemostasis >
Microbiology >

Molecular Imaging >

Our work includes physiological, behavioural and evolutionary studies as well as organism-level research.

Aquatic Toxicology >
Bioscience Education >
Chemical Ecology >

Evolutionary Comparative Ecology >
Network Ecology Group >
Physical Ecology >
Sensory Ecology >

Our research examines the varied processes which shape individual, population and species diversity.


Behavioural Ecology >
Evolution of Biodiversity >
Evolutionary and Environmental Genomics >
Invasion Biology >
Phylogenetics and Molecular Evolution >

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