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Predator threat boosts friendships among guppies

Posted on Friday 3 February 2017

Danger from predators causes animals to form stronger friendships, according to new research.


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New antibiotic for gonorrhoea

Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2017

Scientists at the University of York have harnessed the therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a new antibiotic which could be used to treat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea.


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Could disease 'tolerance' genes give new life to UK ash trees?

Posted on Tuesday 3 January 2017

Professor Ian Bancroft and Dr Andrea Harper have identified genetic markers for disease tolerance that suggest UK ash trees may have a fighting chance against a lethal fungal infection.


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Movement of rainforest butterflies restricted by oil palm plantations

Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2016

Scientists at the University of York have found that oil palm plantations, which produce oil for commercial use in cooking, food products, and cosmetics, may act as a barrier to the movement of butterflies across tropical landscapes.


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Global Challenges funding to tackle parasitic disease

Posted on Friday 16 December 2016

Professors Jeremy Mottram and Paul Kaye have been awarded two new grants to tackle the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, as part of the new £1.5bn Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).


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Fighting contaminated land with help from the humble fruit fly

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2016

Scientists have discovered that a gene found in the common fruit fly can be successfully expressed in a plant and used to detoxify land contaminated with TNT.


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Thu
23
Feb

Eco-coding: exploring communities with DNA techniques

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles lecture theatre (K018)

Dr Elizabeth Franklin, Bournemouth University

Mon
27
Feb

Using transcriptomics to understand trait variation in non-model plants: Ash dieback

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Dr Andrea Harper, University of York

Wed
1
Mar

HoD seminar

4.00PM, The Dianna Bowles lecture theatre (K018)

Thu
2
Mar

Rapid evolution of microbe-mediated protection against infection

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles lecture theatre (K018)

Dr Kayla King, Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford

Mon
6
Mar

Understanding nutrient acquisition by dominant members of the human gut microbiota

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Dr Bert Van-Den-Berg, University of Newcastle

Thu
9
Mar

Population genomics of structural variations, traits and reproductive isolation in yeast

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles lecture theatre (K018)

Dr Daniel Jeffares, Dept of Biology, University of York

Fri
10
Mar

Decoding immune responses to cancer or infection using intravital imaging

1.00PM, K/018

Philippe Bousso, Dynamics of Immune Responses Unit, Institut Pasteur and Inserm, Paris, France

Mon
13
Mar

Evolution of higher torque in bacterial flagellar motors

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Dr Morgan Beeby, Imperial College London

Thu
16
Mar

Senescence in Seychelles warblers

1.00PM, The Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (K018)

Dr Hannah Dugdale, School of Biology, University of Leeds

Fri
17
Mar

Staphylococcus aureus and human platelets: the tale of two teichoic acids

1.00PM, K/018

Simon R Clarke, University of Reading