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The Biology Ph.D. program received the 2019 Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education. Our faculty members are world-class researchers and teachers who share an excitement for the life sciences. The course now incorporates an optional fourth year, meaning students can either leave after three years with a BA or choose to stay on and complete an extended project under the supervision of an academic member of staff (which can be lab or field-based), in addition to advanced research skills training.

Taking the SAT Subject Test in either Biology Ecological or Biology Molecular can help you indicate to colleges that you are interested in focusing on science. Some universities will offer more specialised degrees within the biological sciences such as zoology or ecology. The 20th and 21st centuries may be known to future generations as the beginning of the “Biological Revolution.” Beginning with Watson and Crick explaining the structure and function of DNA in 1953, all fields of biology have expanded exponentially and touch every aspect of our lives.

The centrality of evolution and its organizing, unifying properties made its way into textbooks of evolution that reached both secondary school and university level students, bolstering the discipline of evolutionary biology and its inclusion into the biological sciences curriculum; this was increasingly the case all over the world. The Apfeld Lab seeks to dissect the interplay between redox processes and age-dependent changes in tissue function in the nematode C. elegans, in order to shed light on the association between the dysregulation of the cellular redox environment and many human diseases of aging.

The science that concerns itself with these objects we will indicate by the name biology Biologie or the doctrine of life Lebenslehre. Some teaching may also be delivered by postgraduate students who are usually studying at doctorate level. Molecular biology looks at the molecular mechanisms behind processes such as replication, transcription, translation and cell function. We provide opportunities for our students to stimulate critical thinking, refine communication skills and gain technical expertise to tackle the complex biological, ecological and clinical challenges of our time.

You’ll get comprehensive training of practical skills in microbiology including sound technique and lab practices for the safe handling of category 2 microorganisms. Areas of excellence in our Department include biotechnology, developmental and integrative biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, genomics, microbiology, toxicology and science pedagogy. Graduate students may earn a master of science in biology.

These students receive free on-campus housing and a living stipend during their research fellowship, allowing them the freedom to fully devote their time to investigating an area of their own interest. The core strands that unite all the various disciplines and sub-disciplines of the subject are: the study and characterization of living organisms and the investigation of the science behind living things.

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