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The UCL Division of Biosciences research is multi-disciplinary. Its activity spans structural and molecular biology through cells and tissues to organisms, populations and the environment.
Two of the world’s leading neuroscience institutes are based in the faculty; the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour. There are also Neuroscience departments in the Division of Biosciences and the School of Pharmacy.
The UCL Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology is a world-leading research institute studying cell and tissue function through interdisciplinary, discovery-based science and technology development.
Research work within the UCL School of Pharmacy is organised into six research clusters. Research covers Pharmaceutical & Biological Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, and Practice and Policy.
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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.