Researchers show how our sense of smell evolved, including in cave men.

A group of scientists led by Dr Kara Hoover of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and including Professor Matthew Cobb from this Faculty, have studied how our sense of smell has evolved, and have even reconstructed how a long-extinct human relative would have been able to smell.

Find out more about how our sense of smell evolved.

Anna Kell

Anna's Costa Rica diary

" isn’t just about someone sat in a lab in Manchester but includes applying your skills in less conventional environments."

Find out what else Anna Kell has to say about our Costa Rica field course.

Meng and Gibbs

Million pound success for Manchester researchers

Almost £1.3 million has been awarded from Arthritis Research UK to scientists at The University of Manchester.

Find out about their success.

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.


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EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship scheme now open. See Being a postdoc in FLS for more information.

Dr Brassey.

Faculty scientist downsizes a giant dinosaur with a new computer model.


One remaining studentship for our Wellcome Trust 4 Year PhD programme. Apply before 3rd July 2015.

Read more of our latest news.

Tuesday Feature

Ciara Stafford

Episode 18: Ciara Stafford

Find out about how monkeys and people inspired Ciara Stafford's research in this week's Tuesday Feature.

Minute lecture

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Why could understanding how a cell 'feels' its environment help to find a cure for cancer? Find out in our new Minute Lecture.

#LoveLifeSciences Video

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Watch a video which shows why we #LoveLifeSciences.

Life Science Broadcast

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How does memory work?

Our Life Science Broadcast this week sheds light on how our memory works.