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1 School of Life Sciences Prof. Laurence Pearl FRS Head of School

2 The School of Life Sciences largest School in the University > Annual research income > £10M ~60 Faculty ~140 Research Fellows and Technicians >1000 Students 8th in UK for Biological Sciences 11th in UK for Chemistry

3 standing on the shoulders of giants... Sir John Cornforth FRS b 1917 Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1975 John Maynard Smith FRS 1920-2004 Crafoord Prize 1999 Kyoto Prize 2001 Sir Harry Kroto FRS b 1939 Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1996 Sir Paul Nurse FRS b 1949 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2001

4 School of Life Sciences Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry Evolution, Behaviour and Environment Neuroscience Genome Damage and Stability

5 Cell building in honey bees is the most wonderful of all known instincts Charles Darwin Origin of Species

6 School of Life Sciences Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry Evolution, Behaviour and Environment Neuroscience Genome Damage and Stability

7 Research Subject Groups Chemistry Prof. Geoff Cloke FRS Evolution, Behaviour and Environment Evolution, Behaviour and Environment Prof. Jeremy Field Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Prof. Simon Morley Neuroscience Prof. Guy Richardson FRS Genome Damage and Stability Genome Damage and Stability Prof. Keith Caldecott

8 Genome Damage and Stability Centre Prof Tony Carr Director

9 what do ourStudentsstudy ? Biochemistry (40-50) Biochemistry BSc Biochemistry (with a sandwich year) BSc Biosciences (with a Foundation Year) BSc Biology (60-70) Biology BSc Biomedical Sciences (90-100) Biomedical Science BSc (sandwich year available) Chemistry (40-50) Chemistry BSc Chemistry MChem Chemistry (with a sandwich year) MChem Ecology and Conservation (20-30) Ecology and Conservation BSc Neuroscience (60-70) Neuroscience BSc Medical Neuroscience BSc Neuroscience with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc

10 MSc Courses and Convenors Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology Dr Neil Crickmore Developmental Cell Biology Dr Neil Crickmore Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Dr Camilla Tornoe & Prof George Kemenes

11 Future developments and some issues MChem with Medicinal Chemistry Tro pical Rainforest MSc Ecology and Environment BSc Cancer Cell Biology MSc Future of MScs? 4-Year Degrees? Prof Simon Ward Dr Mika Peck

12 School of Life Sciences, John Maynard Smith (JMS) Building, Room 3B12a University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG T: 01273 678057 | F: 01273 877586 E lifesci@sussex.ac.uk


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