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Working with business

We provide expertise and cutting-edge research facilities to organisations of all sizes, across a wide range of industry sectors.

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Whether you have a specific research question, a short project or a more strategic proposal, we can help.

We offer a range of services to businesses, including:

Why work with us?

Internationally-recognised research

Our research spans the full spectrum of the biological sciences, from the mechanisms of cancer and other diseases, to the molecular basis of animal and plant development.

We are home to a dynamic community of internationally-renowned researchers, and are ranked 4th in the UK and 27th worldwide for Biological Sciences in the 2021 Shanghai Ranking GRAS (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects), which is based on research strength and performance.

High-quality research facilities

We offer access to cutting-edge research equipment and facilities via central technology hubs. These technology hubs combine equipment support with integrated research expertise. Find out more about our comprehensive range of research facilities and how they could support your project.

Our expertise

We have a successful track record of working with businesses, from local and national SMEs to some of the world's largest multinationals. Our active research links span numerous companies, universities and research institutes around the world.

Our students

We have an excellent reputation for developing highly employable graduates, and you can work with our students in a number of ways, from offering an undergraduate sandwich year placement or Doctoral Training Partnership, to contributing to an industrial grant award. Contact us to find out more about how you can work with our students and help develop the highly skilled employees of the future.


For more information about working with us, please get in touch:

Ian Horton

Ian Horton

Research, Commercialisation and Facilities Manager

+44 (0)29 2087 9040