Biological sciences

Biological sciences

  • Human iPS-derived cerebral cortex neurons (146 days) infected by GFP-expressing lentivirus, Courtesy of Roberta Cagnetta
    Human cerebral cortex neurons infected by GFP-expressing lentivirus.

Human iPS-derived cerebral cortex neurons image courtesy of Roberta Cagnetta/The Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Cambridge is a world-leading centre of biological research, pioneering stem cell science and the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Biological Science is the study of the biology of all living things and incorporates biochemistry, genetics, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, neuroscience, plant sciences, psychology, zoology and veterinary medicine. Our alumni include Charles Darwin, Francis Crick and James Watson, Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenbrough.

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The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
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The MAVA Foundation has given a £1.14 million grant to Cambridge’s Department of Zoology to support its 'Conservation Evidence' project.
Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
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Gift from The Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation for new laboratory in the Department of Chemistry – The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Laboratory for Micro and Nanoscale Biomedical Science.