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Institute of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Organisational unit: Research Centre



Organisation profile


Our Mission

The Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (IBBS) undertakes internationally-leading, cross disciplinary research in the Biological and Biomedical fields. The Institute comprises staff from the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences providing a focus for collaborative projects spanning fundamental and applied research areas.

Our research is organised into programme areas ranging from molecular, cellular and organismal, through to human health and environmental. The breadth of expertise within IBBS allows us to productively engage with a wide range of colleagues in our University thematic areas of Health and Wellbeing,Sustainability and the Environmentand Future and Emerging Technologies. We have outstanding collaborations with research groups across the UK and strong international partnerships world-wide, particularly in Europe and the United States of America.

IBBS encompasses several word-leading research groups including the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence, The European Xenopus Resource Centre and the Institute of Marine Sciences. We are supported by external research grants totalling over £10m, principally from the Research Councils (BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC and NERC), the Wellcome Trust and more specialised biomedical charities, the European Union, the US Department of Energy, the NSF and a range of industrial companies. There are outstanding facilities for research at the molecular and cellular levels, with on-site access to a range of model and non-model organisms and specialist marine and environmental services.

We maximise the impact of our research and innovation through our dedicated Research and Innovation Services, supporting knowledge exchange, commercialisation and public engagement.

Programme areas

  • Molecular Biophysics

  • Epigenetics and Developmental Biology

  • Cell Biology and Pharmacology

  • Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

  • Microbiology and Biotechnology

  • Marine Resource Management and Ecotoxicology

  • Plant Ecology

Contact information

United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 2042

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