School of Biosciences

Otter with fish

Sequencing the otter genome to improve environmental monitoring

6 December 2017

Cardiff University’s Otter Project aims to get the genome of the otter sequenced.

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Accelerating tree ageing to save endangered species

30 November 2017

Accelerating the aging process in trees will help to save Britain’s endangered species, according to research at Cardiff University.

seagrass

Can citizen scientists locate the world’s seagrass?

24 November 2017

Public can help save world’s threatened seagrass meadows, say researchers in new study

Seagrass meadow

Global importance of seagrass-based fishing

22 November 2017

Research provides first evidence of the world-wide impact of seagrass meadows

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Cardiff University students recognised at global science competition

21 November 2017

Cardiff University students have been recognised in a global science competition.

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Gold particles allow detection of nanoscale processes

7 November 2017

A new method of tracking chemical and biological processes at a nanometre scale have been uncovered.

Pembrokeshire coast

Life-saving limpets?

2 November 2017

Biotech company studies sea snails with Cardiff University.

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Turning leading research into novel medicines

2 November 2017

Cardiff University to host Medicines Discovery Institute

Photograph of Tapanuli Orangutan

New great ape species uncovered in Indonesia

2 November 2017

New species of orangutan, and most endangered great ape on earth, discovered in North Sumatra

Assembling Proteins Dafydd Jones

DNA Origami and synthetic biology help assembly at a nanoscale

20 October 2017

Assembling proteins and DNA as a molecular level requires incredible precision, and vital work by the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University and Southampton University has been able to tackle this issue.

Pheasant Bird

Pheasants are disproportionally more likely to be killed on Britain’s roads

12 October 2017

Pheasants are 13 times more likely to die on roads than other birds.

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Cardiff University Professor recognised for ground-breaking work

9 October 2017

Professor Ole Petersen from Cardiff University has been recognised for his groundbreaking work.

Ian Horton

Cardiff researchers and staff take on Cardiff Half

28 September 2017

Biosciences staff competing in the Cardiff Half Marathon

Scientist checking blood samples

Tracking the body’s mini-shuttles

28 September 2017

New method of tagging body's own transporters could lead to more effective treatments for life-threatening diseases

A herd of elephants beside water

Restoring tropical rainforests

7 August 2017

Underproductive oil palm plantations aid forest regrowth

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Gene mutation can cause brain malformation in children

5 July 2017

Link between Dmrta2 gene and rare nervous system disorder

Banana trees shading mint on Uganda cropland

Developing sustainable agri-business

29 June 2017

Welsh scientific expertise to boost rural Ugandan farming

Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff

New opportunity: Institute Director

28 June 2017

We are recruiting a Director to lead the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute through the next stages of its development and beyond.

Bacterial TB

Treating antibiotic-resistant TB

23 June 2017

Bacteria from cystic fibrosis patient could help fight antibiotic-resistant TB.

Microscope and slides

The link between HPV and skin cancer

21 June 2017

Collaborative research project sheds new light on the relationship between the Human Papillomavirus and skin cancer.