The School of the Biological Sciences encompasses the Faculty Board of Biology and the Faculty Board of Veterinary Medicine and is represented on the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine. It has responsibilities across three Triposes (the Natural Sciences Tripos, Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos and Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos).

Find out more about the School of the Biological Sciences at http://www.bio.cam.ac.uk/.

### Sub-communities within this community

• #### Centre for Family Research

Has a worldwide reputation for innovative research that increases understanding of children, parents and family relationships
• #### Centre for Trophoblast Research

Promotes scientific study of the placenta, the organ that interfaces between the mother and her baby during pregnancy
• #### Department of Biochemistry

An internationally competitive research programme; themes include cell signalling and control of gene expression, to molecular microbiology, plant molecular biology and biofuel research, cancer and cardiovascular biology

### Recent Submissions

• #### Seed dispersers help plants to escape global warming ﻿

Plants are shifting their ranges towards higher elevations in response to global warming, yet such shifts are occurring at a rate slower than is needed to keep pace with a rapidly changing climate. There is, however, an ...
• #### Development and application of 14 microsatellite markers in the burying beetle $\textit{Nicrophorus vespilloides}$ reveals population genetic differentiation at local spatial scales ﻿

(PeerJ, 2017-05-02)
Burying beetles (genus Nicrophorus) are relatively rare among insects in providing sophisticated parental care. Consequently, they have become model species in research analysing social evolution, the evolution of parental ...
• #### Lymphocyte density determined by computational pathology validated as a predictor of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer: secondary analysis of the ARTemis trial ﻿

(Oxford University Press, 2017-05-19)
Background: Patients and methods: Results: Conclusions:
• #### The Labile Limits of Forbidden Interactions ﻿

(Elsevier BV, 2016-09)
Forbidden links are defined as pairwise interactions that are prevented by the biological traits of the species. We focus here on the neglected importance of intraspecific trait variation in the forbidden link concept. We ...