The School is one of the largest biological science departments in the UK and pursues a wide range of cutting-edge research. Topics span the full range from whole (eco) systems to molecular biology and protein structure.
The School also plays an important key role in the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER), a world-class research centre that studies tissue repair and wound healing. Its Genetic research is led by Professor Sir Martin Evans, one of the School's many internationally renowned scientists. Staff within the School belong to one of the four research groups:Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Organisms and Environmentand Microbiology and Pathophysiology and Repair.
The reputation of the School is reflected in the tens of millions of pounds in research funding that it attracts annually. Major research sponsorship comes from charities such as the Wellcome Trust, the Arthritis Research Campaign and Cancer UK, the science research councils and many industrial clients.
The School has excellent facilities that contribute to its high quality research and teaching. A new £14 million Life Sciences Building has been constructed to complement the already impressive range of well-equipped laboratories and libraries at the School.
Cardiff School of Biosciences is able to offer major opportunities to postgraduates. A wide spectrum of funding sources support the broad range of research activities that are pursued within the School. Postgraduates enjoy a full range of training opportunities that are designed to support their progression to the award of a higher degree and provide excellent opportunities for those who wish to pursue careers in Universities, Research Institutions, Industry and the Public Authorities, both in the UK and abroad.
The School is one of the major academic research departments in the University and is currently responsible for generating over 20% of the University's research grant and contract funding. Our established research groups, supported by an excellent research infrastructure, provide the breadth, diversity and topicality for quality postgraduate research.