Research at the School of Biosciences
The world faces unprecedented challenges to sustain ecosystems and keep its growing population healthy. Bioscience has a crucial role to play in understanding the underlying mechanisms and researching solutions.
Our research ranges across the biological and biomedical sciences and is led by internationally renowned researchers running dynamic research programmes with access to state-of-the-art technology facilities.
Our key areas of focus include:
- global change and its impacts
- molecular mechanisms of life and disease
- modelling and engineering living systems.
Our research is organised into four divisions:
In addition to the above, we also have an active Education and Scholarship division.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results showed that 88% of research activity in Biological Sciences in Cardiff is officially world-leading or internationally excellent. We are ranked 7th for research impact and 8th for research power in Biological Sciences in the UK.
In the 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (Shanghai Ranking), based on research strength and performance, Biological Sciences at Cardiff University is ranked 27th worldwide and 4th in the UK.
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