Excellence in Teaching and Research
The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Medicine is responsible for the co-ordination of biomedical teaching and research activities at Lancaster University. We ranked joint first in the Allied Health Professions and Studies Unit of Assessment in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
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The Division has an established history of high quality research in biomedical science that has been recently further boosted by significant investment including a number of new appointments. Our research interests include:
- Cancer Biology
- Neurodegenerative Disease
- Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Since 2001, members of the Division have published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and won over £4 million in competitive research grants from agencies such as Government research councils, The Wellcome Trust, the pharmaceutical industry and various other organisations and medical charities.
The Faculty has excellent facilities for carrying out biomedical research including a DeltaVision deconvoluting microscope, two confocal microscopes, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, an ion trap mass spectrometer with online HPLC for proteomics and metabolomics, GC-MS, a Typhoon variable mode fluorescent imager, real time PCR, flow cytometry, DNA sequencing, HPLC and protein purification equipment. We have recently completed a programme of extensive refurbishment of our laboratories.