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The Department of Biochemistry was established in 1961 under the headship of Professor Sir Hans Kornberg FRS and is a component department of the School of Biological Sciences within the Faculty of Medicine and Biological Sciences. It has grown to be one of the largest and most successful departments at the University of Leicester and a leading Biochemistry Department in the UK, with a wide range of research interests and a commitment to excellent teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department has recently moved to the new Henry Wellcome Building, which has excellent facilities and provides a stimulating environment for pursuing state-of-the-art biochemical research.

The Department has a strong international reputation in many areas of biochemistry, recognised by the award of a grade 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. The research programme covers a range of areas including Structural Biology, Molecular Cell Biology, and the Biochemistry of Gene Expression. Funding for these research activities is provided from a number of sources including research councils, charities and industry.

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