Our scientists are pioneering techniques that will accelerate the classification of new species, explain patterns of change in the natural world, measure global biodiversity, and tackle challenges in food and health.
The Museum’s vast collections of vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and microbes support our staff's unique expertise in evolutionary biology, biodiversity and systematics.
Life sciences news
10 July 2018
This mesmerising light display may be the closest you can get to experiencing the phenomenon of deep-sea bioluminescence for yourself.
9 July 2018
Explore some of nature's most extreme sensory adaptations with leading scientists from the Museum.
6 July 2018
Scientists have been investigating the last meals of a seal in search of plastic.
22 June 2018
Scientists have developed new adhesives inspired by some very sticky slugs.