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Discover the vibrant research community in the School of Biosciences. Our activity fully embraces the ‘bench-to-bedside’ concept and extends to the ‘second translation’ or bedside-to-clinical-practice domain.

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Research centres

Research in the School is supported by state-of-the-art centres of excellence.

World-leading research

93 per cent of our biosciences, health and veterinary research was rated world leading or internationally excellent in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

The REF ranked Surrey eighth out of 94 institutions in the Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy category.

Close links with regional NHS Trusts also help our translational research. For example, we were one of the founding members of Surrey Health Partners, whose goal is to increase multidisciplinary research and education in medicine and healthcare.

Areas of expertise

  • Discerning host-pathogen (viruses and bacteria) interactions in health and disease
  • Computational approaches to modeling biological systems
  • Developing the molecular and physiological bases of circadian rhythms, sleep, immunity and cardiovascular disease
  • Defining the nutritional value of micro- and macro-nutrients
  • Dissecting the molecular basis of and innovative ways to treat cancer, especially of the prostate
  • Improving disease surveillance and health outcome measurements.

Core research facilities

Our core research facilities support our research and teaching activities with world-class technologies and expertise.