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Biology jobs

Why study Biology in the United Kingdom? Firstly, few places have influenced human thought more in terms of science and technology than this small collection of islands.

In the United Kingdom, the student biologist can retrace the steps of Darwin, White of Selborne, Robert Hooke and a host of others, who did so much to establish the fundamentals of the subject. You have heard of the tri-carboxylic acid, or Kreb's cycle; so to seek out its origins, go to Sheffield. You have heard of the first chlorination of water; this single, deceptively-simple measure occurred following regular cholera epidemics in London - one step that saved more lives than all the antibiotics which were also first to be found here. Matchless collections, assembled by pioneer British biologists, from all parts of the world, are here to study. Names like Banks, Wallace and Hooker are to be seen on countless herbarium pages, or on the jars of preserved type-specimens on the shelves of UK museums. Where do you th…