About the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology

The Department is in the College of Life Sciences. As the Department of Genetics, it was founded in 1964 and has steadily grown over the years now with over 50 academics and 150 staff and PhD students. The Department incorporates: 

The Department supports UG teaching of Biological Sciences, runs MSc courses in Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics and has a thriving community of over 100 PhD students from across the globe. 

The Department is based in the Adrian Building on the University of Leicester's main campus and in the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The department has strong links with the NHS in areas of cancer and infectious disease.  

We host a number of core infrastructure facilities including:

The Department is strongly committed to equality and diversity including active engagement with the Athena SWAN, Stonewall Workplace Index and Charter Marks for Disabilities and Race.  

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Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN is a charter scheme seeking to address issues of gender inequality in higher education.

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