Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Mathematics and Science



Department of Biological Sciences

Biology is the study of life. In the Department of Biological Sciences, research and teaching interests range from molecular biology and physiology to ecology and behaviour. The main themes are:

Evolution and Ecology: the patterns of life in time and space.
Development and Function: the mechanisms by which living things are formed and maintain themselves.

Biology is important since it teaches us to understand and appreciate humanity's place in nature and our relationship to the rest of the living world. It also helps us to understand ourselves - both in health and in sickness - and so assists the art of medicine.