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Physical Sciences & Engineering

PE1 Mathematics

All areas of mathematics, pure and applied, plus mathematical foundations of computer science, mathematical physics and statistics.

PE2 Fundamental Constituents of Matter

Particle, nuclear, plasma, atomic, molecular, gas, and optical physics.

PE3 Condensed Matter Physics

Structure, electronic properties, fluids, nanosciences, biological physics.

PE4 Physical and Analytical Chemical Sciences

Analytical chemistry, chemical theory, physical chemistry/chemical physics.

PE5 Synthetic Chemistry and Materials

Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials, molecular architecture, organic chemistry.

PE6 Computer Science and Informatics

Informatics and information systems, computer science, scientific computing, intelligent systems.

PE7 Systems and Communication Engineering

Electrical, electronic, communication, optical and systems engineering.

PE8 Products and Processes Engineering

Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy processes, material engineering.

PE9 Universe Sciences

Astro-physics/chemistry/biology; solar system; stellar, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, planetary systems, cosmology, space science, instrumentation.

PE10 Earth System Science

Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, cryology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management.

Life Sciences

LS1 Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

Molecular synthesis, modification,mechanisms and interactions,biochemistry,structural biology, molecular biophysics,metabolism,signalling pathways.

LS2 Genetics, ‘Omics’, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Molecular genetics, quantitative genetics, genetic epidemiology, epigenetics, genomics,metagenomics,transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, glycomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, systems biology.

LS3 Cellular and Developmental Biology

Cell biology, cell physiology, signal transduction, organogenesis, developmental genetics, pattern formation, stem cell biology, in plants and animals, or,where appropriate,in micro-organisms.

LS4 Physiology, Pathophysiology and Endocrinology

Organ physiology, pathophysiology, endocrinology, metabolism, ageing, tumorigenesis, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndromes.

LS5 Neuroscience and Neural Disorders

Neural cell function and signalling, systems neuroscience, neural bases of cognitive and behavioural processes, neurological and psychiatric disorders.

LS6 Immunity and Infection

The immune system and related disorders, biology of infectious agents and infection, biological basis of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases

LS7 Applied Medical Technologies, Diagnostics, Therapies and Public Health

Development of tools for diagnosis, monitoringand treatment of diseases, pharmacology, clinical medicine, regenerative medicine,epidemiology andpublic health.

LS8 Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Population, community and ecosystem ecology, evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, microbial ecology.

LS9 Applied Life Sciences,Biotechnology,and Molecular and Biosystems Engineering

Applied plant and animal sciences, forestry,food sciences,applied biotechnology, environmental and marine biotechnology,applied bioengineering,biomassandbiofuels,biohazards.

Social Sciences & Humanities

SH1 Individuals, Markets and Organisations

Economics, finance and management.

SH2 Institutions, Values, Environment and Space

Political science, law, sustainability science, geography, regional studies and planning.

SH3 The Social World, Diversity,Population

Sociology, social psychology, socialanthropology, demography,education, communication.

SH4 The Human Mind and Its Complexity

Cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy of mind.

SH5 Cultures and Cultural Production

Literature, philology, cultural studies, study of the arts, philosophy.

SH6 The Study of the Human Past

Archaeologyand history.