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Tackling infections that pass from animals to humans

24 January 2023

£6.6m in funding to train the next generation of scientists to identify and control zoonotic infections

Wastewater samples being collected at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water treatment works

Testing wastewater for Covid-19 and communicable diseases

16 January 2023

Wastewater monitoring will now track levels of communicable diseases in hospitals.

Otter with fish

Scientists grow concerned for the genetic health of otters in the UK

15 November 2022

The genetic health of otters in Britain could be putting them at risk despite conservation efforts

Dr Nigel Francis

Bioscience academic shortlisted for national award in innovative education

8 November 2022

Dr Nigel Francis has been recognised for his #DryLabsRealScience project, started during the Covid-19 lockdown to bring laboratory classes and fieldwork to life

Anna Webberley

Meet Anna Webberley, Marsh Young Ornithologist of the Year 2022

7 November 2022

Anna is studying a BSc Biological Sciences and won this prestigious prize after reviving Cardiff University’s Ornithology Society

Asian elephants

New research highlights changes needed for Asian elephant conservation

18 October 2022

The most comprehensive analysis of Asian elephant movement and habitat preference to date found that elephants prefer habitats on the boundaries of protected areas, meaning they are more likely to come into contact with people

Martina Bonassera

Undergraduate is first author on paper revealing flaws in transparency about animal testing

14 October 2022

Martina Bonassera’s research found significant variation in the reporting of animal welfare practices in laboratory testing

WW challenge

Students’ Dŵr Cymru water conservation challenge

12 October 2022

Research students come up with innovative ways of saving water to combat increased demand and supply issues

Blue plaque unveiled for Thomas Graham Brown

Blue plaque unveiled to celebrate physiologist Professor Thomas Graham Brown

3 October 2022

The Physiological Society’s plaque scheme marks more than 100 years of cutting-edge physiology research at what is now Cardiff University

Recognition for outstanding lecturer

5 August 2022

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

8 portraits athletes from Cardiff University

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

Red blood cells

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