Strong strategic support from the School of Applied Sciences and the University has led to dramatic growth in research in Biological Sciences over the past seven years, enabling us both to become a distinct Department and to submit for the first time to REF 2014.

Our research includes the study of infectious diseases, molecular carcinogenesis and drug design, the structural biology and biochemistry of food macromolecules, the molecular basis of circadian rhythms, forensic entomology, the origins of animals and transposable elements, the dispersals of modern humans, and the development of new methods for analysing forensic and archaeological DNA. There is a strong interdisciplinary focus, with several staff working at the boundaries between groups or contributing to more than one group; many also work at the interface with groups in Pharmacy, Chemistry and Physics.


Research projects

View the research interests and current projects being carried our by our academics.


Research outputs

The University of Huddersfield Repository provides a digital collection of the research output of its researchers.


Specialist facilities

We are committed to continually updating our instrumentation and facilities to support our researchers.

Research Institutes and Centres


Biorefinery Engineering and Bioprocessing

The Biorefinery Engineering and Bioprocessing Research Centre has two main themes: bioprocess technologies (e.g. fermentation, extraction), and biorefinery integration.


Microbial Therapeutics and Infection Control

The Centre for Microbial Therapeutics and Infection Control is focussed on two main areas or research and development.


Secure Societies Institute

The Secure Societies Institute (SSI) is an inter-disciplinary research platform at the University of Huddersfield committed to developing a secure society for all, working with practitioners and policy makers in the fields of terrorism, crime, sustainability, design and security.