UCL Faculty of Life Sciences



The Faculty of Life Sciences is home to one of the most successful and productive groupings of biomedical researchers within Europe. Research conducted in the Faculty is remarkable both in terms of its breadth and its numerous successes in elucidating fundamental biological processes.

Academic Divisions

Find out about the Faculty’s five component Divisions.


Research Domains

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.  

Academic Divisions

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

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Achievements and strengths

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 modelling approaches are frequently conducted alongside experimental research programmes and much of our research spans across traditional disciplinary boundaries. 


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