Durham University

Durham University

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Research interests in molecular, cellular and ecosystems biology, RNA virus replication and budding; protozoan membrane lipids and drug targets; mechanisms of pathogen resistance to antibiotics; evolution of bacteria and bacteriophages; genetic recombination; protein crystallography and structural biology; lipid biosynthesis in major oilseed crops; protection of crop plants from stress and pathogen attack; cell wall proteomics; crop improvement; plant development and differentiation; ancient DNA and gene evolution studies; animal cell biology; developmental and comparative immunology; stem cells; membrane structure and function in relation to diet and cancer; cellular neuroscience - nerve-muscle interactions; vertebrate retina and development of nerve systems; control of cellular fate at the single cell level; conservation biology; environmental change biology; palaeoenvironments and palaeoecology; evolutionary biology; behavioural ecology; spatial ecology; population and community ecology; biology of exploited populations, including fisheries; physiological ecology and energetics.

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Sponsorship information

Research Council studentships: there are quota allocations for BBSRC and NERC.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time April 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 - 6 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 - 4 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 - 4 years
MSc (Res) Full-time April 2017 - 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time April 2017 - 2 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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