Biosciences at the University of Exeter is a rapidly expanding international centre (ranked 5th in the UK for Biosciences) with leading researchers working across the University of Exeter’s Cornwall & Exeter campuses.
Research in the Centre focuses on:
- Behaviour - research into understanding social, sexual and competitive behaviour in a wide range of species with research projects being carried out across the globe.
- Ecology and Conservation – primarily interested in animal ecology: the impacts of renewable energy generation; interactions between wildlife, fisheries and agriculture (particularly in relation to TB in badgers and cattle); new techniques in monitoring movement in wild animals; over-harvesting; and the impacts of climate change.
- Evolution – Particular strengths in the evolutionary ecology of host-pathogen interactions, sexual selection and studying selection in the wild.
This £30M interdisciplinary centre is leading research into solutions to problems of environmental change and work with businesses to help translate research and expertise into innovative business practices, products and services.
The Centre is funded by EU European Regional Development Fund (£22.9m) and the South West Regional Development Agency (£6.6m).
This £50M interdisciplinary research centre that will bring together leading mathematicians, physicists, cell and molecular biologists, biomedical scientists and engineers is due to be opened March 2016.
The building will house 20 different academic groups, 200 researchers and carryout research into three areas:
- Combating serious disease in humans, animals and plants
- Predicting the rapid evolution of pathogens & diseases
- Predicting and treating disease at the cellular level
This £9m state-of-the-art aquarium facility provides a world-class teaching and research complex featuring a number of rooms containing more than 600 tanks, to maintain and observe a wide range of aquatic organisms, principally fish.
The Centre, formally opened in 2003 is undertaking research to further our understanding of biological catalysis and brings together researchers across Bioscience, Engineering, Computing, Mathematics, Physics and the Exeter Medical School.