UCL Faculty of Life Sciences



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A highlight among the many achievements by FLS researchers was the award of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Professor John O’Keefe.The Faculty is internationally recognized for its curiosity led and translational research in many life-science disciplines including neurosciences, genetics, structural, molecular, cellular, developmental, computational and environmental biology, biodiversity and drug discovery.

Among our greatest strengths is research addressing neural circuit development and function, how genomes encode phenotypes and the complex biochemical and molecular interactions that underpin cell functions and behaviours. Computational and modeling approaches are frequently conducted alongside experimental research programmes and much of our research spans across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Academic Divisions

Find out about the Faculty’s five component Divisions.



Research Domains

Find out more about UCL Research Domains which are platforms for collaborative, cross-disciplinary research that spans activity across Faculties and beyond UCL.  

Research Impact

Our research and research-related activities have had considerable impact and here you can read more about some of the impact our work has had outside of academia