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The Faculty of Life Sciences is home to one of the most successful and productive groupings of biomedical researchers within Europe. Our research is leading the way when it comes to solving real problems and creating positive impact. Find out more about our top discoveries.

Top discoveries

 

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Biosciences

The UCL Division of Biosciences is one of the largest and most active research environments in the UK and is home to four research groups.

 

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Pharmacy

Research work within the UCL School of Pharmacy is organised into six research clusters.

 

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Neuroscience

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.

 

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Research impact

Read more about some of the impact our work has had outside of academia.

UCL-Zeiss Multiscale Imaging Centre (UZMIC)

Our facilities

Discover the specialist facilities embedded within the faculty. 

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Response to COVID-19

Our research and expert opinion in response to COVID-19.

Latest research

 

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Meet the experts

Find out about our academics research and teaching interests, their journeys to UCL, and much more.

 

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.