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Dr Mariah Lelos

School appoints new lecturer

10 May 2018

The world-leading academic staff at the School of Biosciences are being joined by Dr Mariah Lelos, as she is appointed to her new role as Senior Lecturer.

Net spinning

30 year river study finds overlooked extinction effect

30 April 2018

One of the longest river studies in the world has discovered that an important part of the planet’s extinction crisis may have gone unnoticed

Pair of bluetits

Early spring is causing a mismatch of food

30 April 2018

Changing temperatures are creating a food ‘mismatch’, as hungry chicks hatch too late to feast on caterpillars

Hefin Jones

Eisteddfod honour for Dr Hefin Jones

30 April 2018

Medal for lifelong contribution of ‘inspiring lecturer’ and researcher.

Bornean Elephants

Degraded forest is vital for elephant conservation

16 April 2018

Three-dimensional forest mapping reveals that recovering rainforests play a vital role in the future of Bornean elephants

Image of a banteng

Protecting the Bornean banteng

5 April 2018

Large forest areas vital for Sabah’s most endangered large mammal

Close up of insect

Impact of parasite control treatments on non-target organisms and ecosystems

29 March 2018

A workshop is bringing together world-leading experts in parasite ecology, aquaculture science, fish biology and invasive species to address the hidden consequences of parasite control measures on aquatic life for the first time.

Small frog on a large leaf

Oil palm plantations impact on species outside areas of deforestation

29 March 2018

The impacts of oil palm plantations on Bornean frogs aren’t just limited to areas of deforestation, but are also affecting species in neighbouring rainforest habitats, finds new research.

Hexagons of Podium in Sir Martin Evans Building

Highest level of grant awards received

21 March 2018

The Cardiff University School of Biosciences has received the highest number and value of research awards for four years, compared to an equivalent period.

Lewis Oliva

University competitors ready for Commonwealth Games

20 March 2018

Students, alumni and staff aim for glory at Gold Coast 2018

Four sheep in a field

New light shed on the domestication history of sheep and goats

20 March 2018

New research has shed light on the mystery of how sheep and goats became domesticated over 10,000 years ago.

Podium of the Sir Martin Evans Building

New Opportunities at the School of Biosciences

20 March 2018

The School of Biosciences has announced several new opportunities to work as part of its new forward-looking research strategy.

Bearded pigs

Bearded pigs adapting to oil palm

6 March 2018

Understanding how the bearded pig is adapting to common fragmented forests bordering oil palm

Leila Thomas

Netball squad features students and member of staff

6 March 2018

Students, staff and alumni will represent Wales at Commonwealth Games

Orangutan

Orangutans in Sabah have a better future

23 February 2018

Changing approach to conservation of orangutans in Borneo

Proboscis monkey

Big-nosed males get the girls

21 February 2018

The mystery behind the proboscis monkey’s big nose

Image of inflamed hip joints on x-ray

Understanding causes of musculoskeletal diseases

16 February 2018

£1.6M study will determine how bone size, shape and structure contributes towards arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases

Protein connecting two nanocarbons

New research ‘Clicks’ biology and nanomaterials together

1 February 2018

Research at Cardiff University has built molecular bridges between nano-carbons and proteins that should inspire new approaches to generating bionano-materials.

Logo for Cardiff University iGEM team

Take part in an international competition

30 January 2018

Cardiff University is inviting biosciences students to take part in a unique student-led independent research project, with an opportunity to travel to the US.

Colourful guppy fish

Genetic mutations help fight off parasites and disease

23 January 2018

New research on guppy fish by Cardiff University has demonstrated the disease-fighting advantages of mutations in immune genes.