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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Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Genome Medicine & Life Sciences
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Photorhabdus Medicine & Life Sciences
genes Agriculture & Biology
Virulence Medicine & Life Sciences
Zebrafish Medicine & Life Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2000 2024

Research Output 1970 2020

High Aspect Ratio-Nanostructured Surfaces as Biological Metamaterials

Higgins, S., Becce, M., Belessiotis-Richards, A., Seong, H., Sero, J. & Stevens, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

How the extinction of ice age mammals may have forced us to invent civilisation

Longrich, N., 3 Jan 2020, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

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