Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Our specialisms include cell & developmental biology, biotechnology, infection & immunity and evolutionary biology & biodiversity.

Research and teaching

Find out about our core activities as well as our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


Biosciences research

Researcher looking at algae in a test tube

We are one of the leading research intensive biosciences departments in the UK and carry out research on animals, plants and microorganisms.

People, equality and diversity

We are firmly committed to promoting equality and diversity. We welcome a diverse population of both students and staff.




News and outreach

Find out about our latest research news and how we're inspiring students of all ages with our school outreach activities.


How to make fish shine

A brightly coloured zebrafish

Scientists from the University of Bath have helped to figure out why shoals of fish flash silver by studying how shiny silver cells are created in zebrafish.


Case studies

Find out what our students did on placement or where they've gone on to after graduation.


About the Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Our research is internationally acclaimed with groups covering cell and developmental biology, evolution and biodiversity, infection and immunity and medical and industrial biotechnology. The work of these groups underpins the courses we offer and the experience we give to students.


4 South University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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