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About us

The cornerstone of Biosciences is an enthusiasm to explore, describe and understand our natural world within a supportive, dynamic and multi-disciplinary community. It is a real pleasure to serve as Head of Department, as we continue to grow and further enhance our global reputation.

I hope you find the information on these webpages useful, and I look forward to welcoming you, should you contact or visit our Campus.

Professor James Wakefield

Head of Department

Biosciences at Exeter sits within the Streatham Campus, a registered botanic garden and readily acknowledged as one of the most beautiful in the country. Here, we explore the biology and chemistry that underpins our complex, dynamic natural world, creating new knowledge, communicating it to a wide audience, and applying it to some of society’s biggest issues.

Our community of scholars - academics, students, research groups, professional support staff and collaborators - work together to make this a vibrant, stimulating and forward-thinking environment in which to work and study.