School of Biological Sciences

About the School of Biological Sciences

The University of Leicester is renowned for the discovery of genetic fingerprinting by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, which has generated a multi-million pound industry and has had profound effects in the spheres of health and criminal justice.

Leicester has also been involved in research ranging from the development of vaccines to population effects of pollutants and restoring and conserving ecosystems.

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the College of Life Sciences. We comprise three departments:

Together with the Department of Respiratory Sciences from the School of Medicine, they collaborate in teaching and research. This allows us to offer a variety of degrees, giving our students breadth of vision and specialised knowledge in these important subjects.

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