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Biochemistry PhD student wins science communication competition FameLab

Mon May 08 11:18:00 BST 2017

Alex Lathbridge was one of the ten scientists to qualify for FameLab UK’s Grand Final in April at the Science Museum in London. read more »

PhD student wins prize for work on cell cycle and ubiquitin signalling

Thu Dec 08 11:35:00 GMT 2016

PhD student Natalie Vaughan has won the best poster prize at the 3rd Proteostasis and its Biological Implications meeting in Lisbon in November. read more »

Reviewing the ethics of genome editing

Mon Oct 24 14:00:00 BST 2016

Dr Tony Perry has co-authored an ethical review on genome editing published on 30 September by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. read more »

Examining the evolution of sex and behaviour at Mexican partner institution

Thu Oct 06 12:01:00 BST 2016

Academics from the Department have taken part in the ‘Sex, Genes and Behaviour’ meeting held in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico read more »

Biochemistry PhD student presents his research at conferences in Australia and the US

Tue May 03 10:31:00 BST 2016

Biochemistry PhD student Daniel Baxter has had the honour of presenting at the Lorne Protein Conference in Australia and the Peptides Gordon Research Conference in California. read more »

Successful workshop with evolutionary biologist from Mexican partner institution

Tue Apr 26 13:52:00 BST 2016

Dr Diego Cortez from the Centro de Ciencias Genomicas (CCG) at UNAM (Cuernavaca, Mexico) visited Bath to explore different aspects of the life history implications of sex roles and the evolution of sex chromosomes and diversity of sex determination mechanisms at a workshop on 19 April. read more »

Professor wins prestigious lectureship at Biochemical Society Awards

Tue Apr 26 11:26:00 BST 2016

Professor Geoffrey D Holman has been awarded the prestigious Sir Philip Randle lectureship and medal for 2017. Geoffrey was one of 11 scientists to be honoured at this year's Biochemical Society Awards in London, on 30 March. read more »

Biology student and academic take on 'The 3rd Degree'

Wed Mar 16 13:24:00 GMT 2016

The University of Bath welcomed BBC Radio 4 on Friday 11 March, to record an episode for the sixth series of the popular quiz show, ‘The 3rd Degree’. read more »

Chinese government award for outstanding Bath student

Mon Feb 29 15:50:00 GMT 2016

PhD student XianMing Wu of the Milner Centre for Evolution has been awarded the "2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed (non-government sponsored) Students Abroad" from the China Scholarship Council. read more »

The rise of antibiotic superbugs and the threats they pose to our health

Mon Feb 29 09:59:00 GMT 2016

On Wednesday 17 February, Professor Ed Feil presented his Inaugural Lecture, titled ‘How do you solve a problem like bacteria?’ read more »

MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have found that sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death.

University of Bath licences detection kit for sugar-damaged proteins

The University of Bath today announced it had entered a licensing agreement with Abcam, an innovator in reagents and tools, to make a new fluorescent detection probe kit for researchers globally. The product developed by scientists at the University of Bath, will help researchers quickly and efficiently detect proteins damaged by sugar, which are associated with many degenerative diseases.

Graduate visits new lab funded by his gift

Students & staff gathered for the official opening of the Tarr Bioinformatics lab, in Biology & Biochemistry

The maths of life & death: secret weapon in fight against disease

A recent article by Dr Kit Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, in The Conversation.

Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy

Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease.

Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy

Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease.

First ever Festival of Nature Jurassic Road Show

Join experts from Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath and BRLSI for Festival of Nature’s first ever Jurassic Road Show!

When estimating extinction risk, don’t leave out the males

Extinction risk for some species could be drastically underestimated because most demographic models of animal populations only analyse the number and fertility of females, dismissing male data as ‘noise’. Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution found that population growth in birds was very sensitive to the ratio of males to females in a population, which has previously been shown to affect mating behaviour.

Improve evolution education by teaching genetics first

Research from the Milner Centre for Evolution has demonstrated a simple cost-free way to significantly improve students’ understanding of evolution at secondary level: teach genetics before you teach them evolution.

A Welsh student’s perspective on uni life in Bath

Callie, who is from South Wales and currently in her second year studying Biology, gives an insight into university life, and the misconceptions she had before she came.