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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Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

An Eastern Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis). Image copyright Sylke Rohrlach
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A Cambridge alumna has given a 'birthday present' to the Department of Zoology, as it celebrates 150 years of zoology at the University.
A laboratory scientist
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Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.