Our Departments

The Institute is home to three departments, working together across four cross-cutting themes.


Department of Biochemistry

Driven by a desire to understand and manipulate biological systems at the level of individual molecules. The University of Liverpool was home to the first Department of Biochemistry, established in 1902.

Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

Department of Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

Studying the biology of animals, plant and microbes, from the individual to the population-level, to understand the processes driving the natural world.

Functional and Comparative Genomics

Department of Functional and Comparative Genomics

Applying genomic data to comparative analysis between species and systems to understand functions and interactions