biological science

Cell-to-cell communication discovery unlocks new potential

Our School’s Dr Enrico Ferrari and an international team of scientists have discovered that ‘size matters’ in cell-to-cell communication. When it comes to the mechanisms that cells use to communicate with each other, cell size really does matter, according to pioneering new nanobiotechnology research which has important implications for the...

New professor at forefront of microbial research

The lead academic in a major research project which aims to improve our understanding of how microorganisms survive has joined the University of Lincoln, UK. Stuart Humphries, Professor in Evolutionary Bio-Physics, will be a senior academic figure within the School of Life Sciences’ Evolution and Ecology research group. Professor...

Measuring and understanding mood in animals

As our knowledge of animal behaviour and cognition grows, we are becoming more effective at assessing animal welfare. Dr Oliver Burman, Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, was recently awarded a substantial grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to develop a new approach that will...

Exciting Revamp of Life Sciences Courses

Students starting life science courses in September, such as biology, biomedical and forensic science, and animal programmes will benefit from an exciting revalidation of their degree programmes. The new School of Life Sciences was formed in January; bringing together two Schools which had previously focused separately on natural and...