Posted on Friday 20 December 2013
The Biology Department at York is set to play a major role in three networks in industrial biotechnology and bioenergy designed to boost interaction between academia and industry.
Posted on Thursday 12 December 2013
The Department of Biology’s Centre for Novel Agricultural Products has been awarded £10 million to fund research projects that have the potential to make a significant impact in both agriculture and the search for alternatives to fossil fuels.
Posted on Wednesday 13 November 2013
Prostate cancer patients who receive radiotherapy could soon be treated more effectively, according to research published today in the British Journal of Cancer.
Posted on Friday 8 November 2013
An international team of researchers, co-led by scientists at the University of York and Yunnan Normal University, has produced the first multi-disciplinary evidence for management of cattle populations in northern China, around the same time cattle domestication took place in the Near East, over 10,000 years ago.
Posted on Monday 4 November 2013
New research involving a University of York academic provides strong evidence that internationally important British bird populations are being affected by climate change, which could threaten their long-term conservation status.
Posted on Monday 4 November 2013
The Yorkshire Post reports on work from the Sweeney Lab that provides insight into the mechanisms underlying frontotemporal dementia.
Posted on Thursday 24 October 2013
Plants use sugars to tell the time of day, according to research involving a University of York scientist which is published in Nature today.
Posted on Friday 18 October 2013
University of York researchers are playing a key role in a project investigating why killer whales continue to live long after they have stopped reproducing.
Posted on Thursday 3 October 2013
A University of York scientist claims that invasive species such as Himalayan balsam and rhododendron should be welcomed to Britain rather than reviled. At least, they should not be hated simply because they are alien, he says.
Posted on Monday 2 September 2013
Scientists at the University of York have discovered that very small chemical changes to dietary flavonoids cause very large effects when the plant natural products are tested for their impact on the human immune system.
Posted on Thursday 8 August 2013
Scientists at the University of York are part of a £3 million research initiative announced by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Scottish Government to fund four projects aimed at improving food security for some of the world’s most important crops.
Posted on Monday 22 July 2013
The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) and the University of York have today announced a new joint venture: an Initiative in Agrifood Resilience. This announcement comes on the same day as the Government launches its new UK Agri-Technology Strategy, which sets out how investment will back the technologies of the future allowing our agricultural industries to grow and flourish.
Posted on Friday 5 July 2013
A Professor of Ecology from the University of York will step on to a soapbox in London this week to highlight the role of women in science.
Posted on Tuesday 2 July 2013
SCIENTISTS at the University of York have been awarded £160,000 by the charity Yorkshire Cancer Research to further investigate a gene that could play a key role in causing cancer.
Posted on Monday 24 June 2013
The protected area network in Tanzania is playing a vital role in the survival of savannah bird species as they move west in response to climate and environmental changes, according to new research led by the University of York.
Posted on Tuesday 11 June 2013
Scientists at the University of York have uncovered new insights into the way seeds use gene networks to control when they germinate in response to environmental signals.
Posted on Wednesday 5 June 2013
Scientists, led by Professor Simon McQueen-Mason and Professor Neil Bruce at the University of York, have discovered a new enzyme that could prove an important step in the quest to turn waste, such as paper, scrap wood and straw, into liquid fuel.
Posted on Monday 20 May 2013
Erica Kintz, postroctoral fellow in the Van der Woude lab in the CII, wrote an informative summary of the workshop "Standing up for Science" that she attended in November 2012, for the members journal of the Society of General Microbiology (Microbiology Today; February 2013).
Posted on Monday 13 May 2013
Cizzle Biotechnology Limited, a spin-out company from the University of York and leading clinical diagnostics company Fujirebio Diagnostics Incorporated (FDI) have today announced a co-development and licensing deal for a blood test for the detection of early stage lung cancers.
Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2013
The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for 2013 have recognised the high quality of a range of activities in Biology this year.
Posted on Friday 3 May 2013
In early 2001, during the darkest days of the Foot and Mouth epidemic, Professor Dianna Bowles, former Director of the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products at the University of York and part-time sheep farmer, received an unexpected phone call from a farmer in Cumbria.
Posted on Friday 26 April 2013
A team of undergraduate Biology students at the University of York is developing a bacteria powered electrical battery as part of a global synthetic biology competition.
Posted on Thursday 18 April 2013
Research led by a scientist at the University of York has thrown new light on the way breakdowns in the DNA copying process inside cells can contribute to cancer and other diseases.
Posted on Wednesday 17 April 2013
A new study by scientists at the University of York and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) shows that bird species which have colonised the UK in recent decades breed initially almost exclusively in nature reserves and other areas specially protected for wildlife.
Posted on Friday 15 March 2013
Plant cells communicate information about the time of day to their chloroplasts, the part of their cells that underpins all agricultural productivity on Earth, according to new research involving three University of York students which is published today in Science.
Posted on Thursday 28 February 2013
YESI Launch event
Posted on Wednesday 20 February 2013
A project to drive forward the understanding of key biological processes by developing new microscope technologies has received a £2m funding boost.
Posted on Monday 18 February 2013
Research uncovers a potential link between Parkinson’s and visual problems
Posted on Tuesday 12 February 2013
The Department of Biology will be welcoming new colleagues to its research focus in Plant Biology over the next few months.
Posted on Friday 25 January 2013
Biology Graduation was on Friday 25th January, 3.30pm