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Head of School:  Professor Christine Maggs

The School of Biological Sciences comprises two main research groups:  Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics (which includes Quercus) and Molecular Biosciences.  In addition, the School houses the Institute for Global Food Security, the Gibson Institute and the Queen's University Marine Laboratory in Portaferry.  Hence, the education and research programmes supported by the School are among the most diverse in the University, with emphasis on biosciences at molecular to ecosystem levels.

We are concerned with human, animal and environmental health, sustainable exploitation of living resources and rural development.  The major challenge of the Head of School is to draw these elements together balancing focus and interdisciplinarity in research, and specialisation and breadth in teaching.