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New book from York academic reveals how nature is fighting back

Posted on Wednesday 12 July 2017

An academic from the Department of Biology has written a new book that challenges us to look positively at the impact of humans on the natural world.

Skin plays significant role in spread of leishmaniasis

Posted on Tuesday 11 July 2017

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that parasites responsible for leishmaniasis - a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies – are mainly acquired from the skin rather than a person’s blood.

Climate change risk for rainfed rice cultivation

Posted on Wednesday 21 June 2017

New research at the University of York highlights the vulnerability of rainfed rice cultivation in India to climate change, which may put the livelihoods of low-income farmers at risk

New approach to unlock the genetic potential of plant cell wall

Posted on Monday 12 June 2017

Researchers from the University of York and the Quadram Institute have unlocked the genetic secrets of plant cell walls, which could help improve the quality of plant-based foods

Breakthrough in fight against neglected tropical disease

Posted on Friday 9 June 2017

Scientists say they have made a major breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis following the successful completion of a first in-human trial.

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1976 drought revealed as worst on record for British butterflies and moths

Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017

Scientists at the University of York have revealed that the 1976 drought is the worst extreme event to affect butterflies and moths in the 50 years since detailed records began.

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Ad-hoc: Why live together? Endosymbiosis in trypanosomatids and cell evolution

1.00PM, K018

Maria Cristina M. Motta, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, UFRJ


The roles of β-oxidation in peroxisomal distribution and function in Arabidopsis thaliana

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Dr. Mauro Rinaldi, CNAP


Trans-generational environmental signalling in plants and the maternal control of progeny properties

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Dr. Steve Penfield, John Innes Centre



1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Prof. Chris Hawes, Oxford Brookes University


Plug & play - developing tuneable gene expression in microalgae using synthetic biology approaches

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Prof. Alison Smith, University of Cambridge