Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Bath is one of the leading research intensive Biosciences departments in the UK. It is renowned for its broad range of world-leading and internationally excellent research on animals, plants and microorganisms that fall into the theme areas below, including cell and developmental biology, structural and molecular biology, as well as evolutionary biology and biodiversity.

The outstanding quality of the research is reflected in the level of external funding from the UK Research Councils, medical charities, European Union and Industry as well as publications in the top international journals (Nature, Science, PNAS and PLoS Biology).

REF 2014 performance

The results of the Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research undertaken in the department. View REF 2014 results.

PhD projects

For a list of our ongoing PhD research projects please see our Current PhDs.

Research Centres

Research themes

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    Research Output

    5-hydroxymethylcytosine and gene activity in mouse intestinal differentiation

    Uribe-Lewis, S., Carroll, T., Menon, S., Nicholson, A., Manasterski, P. J., Winton, D. J., Buczacki, S. J. A. & Murrell, A., 17 Jan 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 546.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    A Cambrian–Ordovician Terrestrialization of Arachnids

    Lozano-Fernandez, J., Tanner, A. R., Puttick, M. N., Vinther, J., Edgecombe, G. D. & Pisani, D., 11 Mar 2020, In : Frontiers in Genetics. 11, 182.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    ACE-domain selectivity extends beyond direct interacting residues at the active site

    Cozier, G., Lubbe, L., Sturrock, E. & Acharya, R., 17 Apr 2020, In : Biochemical Journal. 477, 7, p. 1241-1259 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    4 Downloads (Pure)


    Dataset for application of expanded perlite encapsulated bacteria and growth media for self-healing concrete

    Paine, K. (Creator), Alazhari, M. (Creator), Sharma, T. (Creator), Cooper, R. (Creator) & Heath, A. (Creator), University of Bath, 2017


    Dataset for "A systems biology approach uncovers the core gene regulatory network governing iridophore fate choice from the neural crest"

    Kelsh, R. (Creator), Petratou, K. (Data Collector), Subkhankulova, T. (Data Collector), Petratou, K. (Creator) & Subkhankulova, T. (Creator), University of Bath, 17 Aug 2018


    Nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes for purification and concentration of a 2,3-butanediol producing gas fermentation broth

    Davey, C. (Creator), Patterson, D. (Supervisor) & Leak, D. (Supervisor), University of Bath, 14 Jul 2016


    Student theses

    (ADP-ribosyl)ation and Ap4A

    Author: Thorne, N. M. H., 1988

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    3D gene expression patterns, tissue anatomy and fate map of the developing chick wing

    Author: Downie, H., 1 Feb 2009

    Supervisor: Tickle, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil


    A bacteriological study of Thiobacillus ferro oxidans.

    Author: Mackintosh, M. E., 1977

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD