The School of Biological Sciences aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas.

Research Institutes

The Institute for Global Food Security

World Leading Commitment to Research

The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast. is a key partner in national and global efforts to provide the world’s growing population with a sustainable, safe and secure supply of high quality food.

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Research Themes

Food Safety and Nutrition

Securing global food supplies

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Microbes and Pathogen Biology

Solving global microbial issues

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Meet our researchers

Dr Chris Allen

The truth about Hannibal’s route across the Alps

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Prof Jamie Dick

Battling the alien invaders in our waters

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Research Impact

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Our research impact

Queen’s University is joint 8th in the UK for research intensity

Our REF ranking

Opportunities and Studentships

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Explore our Research Opportunities

Put your knowledge into practice

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Studentships & Funding

Access funding for your research study

Scholarships available

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Contact our Researchers

Research Staff

Ethics Information


Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.

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