School of Biosciences

Children at exhibit at Brain Games 2017

Success for 5th annual Brain Games

29 March 2017

Around 3,700 children and families put their brains to the test on Sunday as they gathered at the National Museum Cardiff for this year’s Brain Games event.

Student in laboratory

Success in NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership

28 March 2017

School of Biosciences secures postgraduate studentships as part of the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership.

Human heart

Raising awareness of heart disease

21 March 2017

Senedd event raises awareness of heart disease and cardiovascular research.

Entwined transmission stages (cercariae) of parasites from the Schistosoma genus

Opening the black box: re-examining the ecology and evolution of parasite transmission

20 March 2017

Biosciences lecturer co-edits special edition of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Lecture in School of Biosciences

New lectureship opportunities at the School of Biosciences

13 March 2017

The School of Biosciences is looking for forward thinking, motivated, passionate individuals to make a positive impact within the School and its teaching programmes.

Image of a fly midgut

Predicting stem cell behaviour

16 February 2017

New research combining experiments with mathematical modelling, can help predict the behaviour of stem cells.

Mother and baby black rhinos

Decline in genetic diversity of black rhino

8 February 2017

Rethink needed to save critically endangered black rhinoceros

Designing proteins with new non-native functions.

Harnessing nature's 'nano-machines'

6 February 2017

Scientists expand function of proteins to open up new areas of research.

mother with baby

Why quality mothering matters

24 January 2017

Two new BBSRC research programmes exploring 'why quality mothering matters'.

Laboratory work

Warning over drugs targeting key cancer mechanism

17 January 2017

Prototype drugs could cause severe side-effects in patients.

Graphic of HIV spreading

New understanding of AIDS-related dementia

13 January 2017

Researchers reveal role of cell protein

Mouse egg imaged using CARS miscroscopy

Exploring how fats affect eggs and embryo development

10 January 2017

Scientists win BBSRC funding to investigate how fat affects egg and embryo development.

Confocal microscopy

New gift for Pancreatic Cancer research

9 January 2017

Institute receives generous donation from Pancreatic Cancer charity, Amser Justin Time.

Dr Stephen Rutherford

National Teaching Fellowship for Biosciences lecturer

20 December 2016

Dr Stephen Rutherford awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

Blurred image of lecture

National Teaching Fellowships

9 December 2016

Two members of staff awarded fellowships for achievement in learning and teaching in higher education

Celebrating Excellence 2016

Double success at the Celebrating Excellence Awards

5 December 2016

Dr Glen Sweeney and Professor Frank Sengpiel win Celebrating Excellence Awards.

iGEM Team

Silver award for science students

17 November 2016

Student test for STIs wins silver at international competition

da Vinci statue and Vitruvian Man

Students and staff pitch big ideas for cash funding

16 November 2016

University hosts 4th Da Vinci Innovation & Impact Awards

Tissue culture lab

New mechanism for expelling mutant cells

11 November 2016

Researchers discover new signalling mechanism responsible for clearing damaged cells from healthy tissues.

Prof John Harwood

Professor John Harwood awarded Morton Lecture

10 November 2016

Professor John Harwood has been awarded the Morton Lecture in recognition of his contributions to lipid chemistry.