Faculty of Life Sciences confirmed as research powerhouse

The latest 2014 REF results confirm that the Faculty of Life Sciences is a powerhouse for research in biological sciences. The Faculty’s submission was ranked fourth nationally for research power.

Associate Dean for Research, Professor Ian Roberts said:

“These results reflect the sustained research performance of the Faculty and the hard work of all our staff. This provides an excellent base from which to drive our research forward.”

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Prof Nancy Papalopulu (Photo reproduced with kind permission of the Wellcome Trust).

Renewal of prestigious Fellowship

Congratulations to Nancy Papalopulu who has secured a 5 year renewal of her Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship with a value of over £2.8m.

Christmas presents

Why We Buy Presents - An Evolutionary Perspective on Christmas Shopping

The first episode of our Life Science Broadcast looks at altruism, with a particular focus on the Christmas season.

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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.



Eight BBSRC funded research experience placements are available, linked to the prestigious Manchester Doctoral Training Partnership, for summer 2015.

Professor Brian Cox

Watch Faculty scientists and Prof Brian Cox discussing the challenges facing humanity in this video from the BBC.

Episode 1 of our broadcast

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The first episode of our new Life Science Broadcast, with a Christmas theme...

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Science blogs

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A list of our staff and student bloggers and tweeters.

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