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Research in the School of Life Sciences


Welcome to the School of Life Sciences at the University of Lincoln. This interdisciplinary school provides an exciting and stimulating environment where excellence in teaching and research are highly valued, and we provide opportunities for students and staff to pursue their scientific ambitions. The excellence of our research was confirmed in the recent government REF assessment in which 90% of our submitted papers were judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading.  

The School of Life Sciences has a growing reputation for both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research, which covers a wide spectrum of the Life Sciences. We currently run undergraduate courses in Animal Behaviour & Welfare, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical ScienceBioveterinary Science, and  Zoology. We also offer taught masters in Biotechnology, Clinical Animal Behaviour and Forensic Anthropology, and welcome applications from research students across the breadth of our disciplines.

Since August 2014 we have been enjoying working in our new laboratories named The Joseph Banks Laboratories and Minster House, the first buildings of the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park. These are in addition to our fantastic purpose-built Science Building, and is a direct example of our growth as a School over recent years.

Dr Libby John, Head of School


Visiting Professor Chris Packham opens the Joseph Banks Laboratories

He was joined at the ceremony by Charles Darwin the tortoise, who rebuffed the traditional ribbon-cutting in favour of chewing through a chain of his favourite snack - dandelion leaves - full story... 

Chris is a Visiting Professor in the School of Life Sciences and School of Film & Media


Life Sciences Brochure 2015 cover

School of Life Sciences brochure

How the shape of eggs can help explain the evolutionary history of birds

‘Designer’ nanodevice could improve treatment options for cancer sufferers

University achieves Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Chris Packham, Visiting Professor

Journey to the Cloud Forests of Ecuador 

How insects evolved ultrasonic hearing abilities

and more...

Life Sciences Brochure 2015 (PDF)


Women in Science Engineering and Technology - WISE