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School of Biosciences news

Recognition for outstanding lecturer

5 August 2022

Dr Nigel Francis awarded National Teaching Fellowship for impact on student learning and teaching

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Cardiff University students past and present competing at Commonwealth Games

28 July 2022

Many developed their passion and skills for their sports while in Cardiff

Scientists pour cold water on claims British rivers are ‘cleanest since Industrial Revolution’

11 July 2022

Water quality still ‘unacceptably poor’ in many Welsh – and UK rivers – research shows

Professor Ole Petersen accepts award

Professor receives prestigious prize from leading pancreatology organisation

8 July 2022

Professor Ole Petersen is recognised by the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) for his “outstanding research contribution to pancreatology”

Cardiff University researchers to join £20m global study to tackle cancer in children

16 June 2022

Professor Andrew Sewell and team win funding from Cancer Grand Challenge

Dr Pete Barry, Dr Angharad Jones and Dr John Harvey

Future research leaders to tackle global issues and commercialise innovations

15 June 2022

Dr Angharad Jones, School of Biosciences, Dr Pete Barry from the School of Physics and Astronomy and Dr John Harvey, soon to join the School of Mathematics, have been awarded prestigious Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

School of Biosciences achieves outstanding REF 2021 results

12 May 2022

We are ranked 7th for research impact and 8th for research power in Biological Sciences in the UK

Professor Dipak Ramji and Dr Emma Yhnell

Biosciences academics named as Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

6 May 2022

Professor Dipak Ramji and Dr Emma Yhnell have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious organisation

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Breakthrough in blood stem cell research

19 April 2022

Research from Cardiff University has identified the purest blood stem cell population to date.

Biosciences Cultural Event

Bioscience students put on "the event of the year"

5 April 2022

It was an opportunity for our students to shine, and shine they did

 Flanged male orangutan in the Kinabatangan forest

One billion dollars not enough to halt orangutan decline

17 March 2022

A new study shows that despite huge investment orangutans are still rapidly declining, leading to calls for better targeted conservation strategies

Biosciences Celebrating Excellence Award 2021 winners

Biosciences staff and services recognised at Celebrating Excellence Awards

7 March 2022

Dr Tomasz Jurkowski received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University, while Dr Emma Yhnell won the Rising Star, Early Career Researcher category. The University COVID-19 Screening Service, in which the School played a major role, was also recognised.

Dr Emma Yhnell fitting a brain overlay on to her head

Dr Emma Yhnell shortlisted for RSB HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year 2022

22 February 2022

The School of Biosciences lecturer has been nominated for the prestigious national award, which celebrates outstanding achievement in bioscience teaching at university level

river scene

Exposure to microplastics prolongs infections in freshwater fish

15 February 2022

New research highlights extent of detrimental effects of plastic and chemical pollution on freshwater species

Jack Philp Dance OPTO NANO

Dance inspired by laser microscopy goes on tour

4 February 2022

OPTO NANO is a vivid and energetic journey through the pioneering cell imaging research of Prof Paola Borri

Welsh research could find new triggers of heart attacks and strokes

31 January 2022

Cardiff University-led study to look at links between urinary tract infections and heart attacks

Student Community Award winner 20-21

Meet our Biosciences Student Community Award winners of 2020-21

31 January 2022

Undergraduates recognised for their inspirational contribution to the student community

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in otters across England and Wales – new research

25 January 2022

Study led by Cardiff University Otter Project suggests ‘widespread pollution’ of British freshwaters

Otter populations in Wales show decline, survey suggests

16 December 2021

Cardiff University experts helped survey more than 1,000 sites in Wales

polar bears

Polar bear gut synchrony damaged by mercury from their prey

6 December 2021

High levels of mercury in the digestive systems of polar bears have been linked to decreased gut microbiota diversity, a key player in health, adaptation and immunity