Sea slug provides new way of analysing brain data

Dr Mark Humphries and a multi-university team have discovered exciting new information about the nervous system.

The team have been able to map how a sea slug’s brain works and have shown that this can have dramatic implications in our understanding of our own nervous system. Dr Humphries says:

“This research introduces new methods for pulling apart neural circuits to expose their inner building blocks. Our methods could be used to help understand how brain networks change in disease states and how drugs act to restore normal brain function.”

Find out more about the research.

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Will we live forever?

The latest Life Sciences Broadcast looks at life and death and the possibility of immortality.

Find out more as Theo Jolliffe asks 'Will we live forever?'

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Scientists make surprising finding in stroke research

Faculty scientists have made an important discovery that could lead to new treatments for stroke and other related conditions.

Find out more about the research.

The impact of our research


The Faculty is at the forefront of research that matters. We compiled some case studies to showcase the impact of our research.



Four senior experimental officers vacancies. See: SYNBIOCHEM Opportunities page


Eight BBSRC funded research experience placements are available for summer 2015.

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NEW! Tuesday Feature

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Tuesday Feature episode 4: Professor Dan Davis

Find out about Dan's research, inspirations, and interests in the latest Tuesday Feature.