Anna Reynard FHS Biomedical Science Grad at Hull Royal Infirmary

Department of Biomedical Sciences

About the department

Our programmes in biomedical sciences and forensic sciences span the full breadth of biology and chemistry – from molecules and cells to physiological systems.

Our research is addressing some of the most pressing global challenges.

We're tackling cancer and cardiovascular disease with the cutting-edge biomarker and medical imaging technologies we developed here at Hull, in collaboration with colleagues around the world. We're committed to sharing our knowledge with and inspiring our students here and worldwide.

Head of department

Tim Palmer

Professor Tim Palmer



Take a tour of the facilities

From genetics to medical microbiology our laboratories form the foundation of a modern scientist’s toolbox. Supported by specialist equipment, dedicated laboratory technicians, practical demonstrations and academics with a keen interest in experiential learning – you’ll be equipped with skills that will last a lifetime.

These modern, purpose-equipped laboratories are used by our research-active staff. Meaning you’ll experience life as a research scientist in a professional laboratory – working alongside international experts, using cutting-edge equipment and methods.

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Try it yourself

Watch: Join Dr Pedro Beltran-Alvarez and Sean Frost for a virtual Biomedical Sciences taster session and find out more about studying at Hull.

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research Centre

Our internationally leading PET Research Centre has been carrying out translational scientific and biomedical research since 2014. We conduct basic and preclinical biomedical research in molecular imaging with on-site production of radioisotopes.

Find out more about the PET Research Centre


Our world-leading research focuses on metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, wound healing and cancer. Bringing together academics and health professionals, we quickly translate research into tangible benefits for patients.

Top 10 in the UK for medical technology#
Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science
94% graduate employability rating


# Complete University Guide 2018

† UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018