Posted on Tuesday 11 December 2018
Researchers have shown how catnip produces the chemicals that send cats into a state of frenzy.
Posted on Friday 23 November 2018
We wish to welcome more Independent Research Fellows to the Department of Biology at York, and we are holding an Independent Fellows Day on Wednesday 6 February 2019.
Posted on Friday 9 November 2018
Department of Biology secures two phase II Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
Posted on Thursday 4 October 2018
Professor Reidun Twarock has received two awards for her work in Mathematical Virology.
Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018
The Department of Biology has placed 9th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Posted on Friday 7 September 2018
Researcher in the Department of Biology has won a prestigious award from the Royal Entomological Society.
Posted on Tuesday 4 September 2018
The Biology Environmental Performance Group cut waste for the University by working with Commercial Services to end black plastic coffee cup lids on campus
Posted on Thursday 2 August 2018
Courses in the Department of Biology scored over 90% in seven different areas.
Posted on Thursday 5 July 2018
The Department of Biology descend on the Hospitium for their annual Research Away Day
Posted on Friday 15 June 2018
Congratulations to three teams in Biology who won awards at this year's event
Posted on Monday 4 June 2018
Soapbox Science 2018 comes to York
Posted on Thursday 31 May 2018
Biology retains its position in the top 10 UK Guardian University rankings.
Posted on Friday 25 May 2018
Nigel Adams MP will visit the department to see the resources that are helping drive critical research both in the University and beyond.
Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018
Biology Students are shortlisted for the Love York Awards
Posted on Friday 18 May 2018
Biology staff are nominated in the YUSU The Excellence Awards
Posted on Wednesday 9 May 2018
Professor Richard Waites will take up the new role.
Posted on Thursday 3 May 2018
Biology Research Workshop Team spend a week at the 2018 EGU in Vienna demonstrating SkyLine2D
Posted on Thursday 3 May 2018
On Wednesday 25 April, Rosalind Latham accepted an award for the best undergraduate project from an Advanced Accredited degree programme, at a ceremony hosted by the Royal Society of Biology, at the Houses of Parliament in London.
Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018
Biology keeps its place in the top 10 UK Complete University Guide rankings.
Posted on Wednesday 28 March 2018
Head of Department to become a Council member from April 2018.
Posted on Monday 19 March 2018
Dr Natalia Stawniak has received one of the first Fellowships.
Posted on Thursday 8 March 2018
Dr Luke Mackinder is to receive the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Presidents medal for Cell Biology. The award recognises “young scientists of outstanding merit” within 10 years of receiving their PhD, who are “regarded as creative and novel thinkers”.
Posted on Tuesday 6 March 2018
Jenny Purcell from the Department of Biology is one of the finalists competing for the title of "Best Networks Team" as part of this year's Association of University Administrators awards.
Posted on Friday 9 February 2018
A widower is set to run two miles every day for a year to help raise money for a lung cancer research scholarship set up in honour of his wife who died from the disease aged just 37.
Posted on Thursday 18 January 2018
A University of York graduate has been announced as one of five recipients of the prestigious 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
Posted on Thursday 14 December 2017
Biology Christmas Social in aid of National Christmas Jumper Day 2017
Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017
We are delighted with our Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) results for 2017 in the Department of Biology.
Posted on Wednesday 8 November 2017
The inaugural Sabrina Jones Prize for Achievement by a Biochemistry Student in Stage 1 was awarded to Lauren Woolley on 26 September 2017.
Posted on Friday 29 September 2017
Former Department of Biology student, Andy Maxwell, has become a co-author on a paper published in Molecular Cell.
Posted on Thursday 7 September 2017
As Vice-President, Dr O’Toole will be supporting the current President Professor Michelle Peckham in forming the strategy for the RMS and managing its ongoing activities
Posted on Tuesday 29 August 2017
A consortium of 10 academic and industrial partners located across the EU, including Prof Mark Leake from York’s departments of Physics and Biology, has been awarded a research grant for the project ‘SynCrop’ to investigate and develop cutting-edge methods to improve food production using novel synthetic biology tools.
Posted on Monday 24 July 2017
Many congratulations to Jenny Purcell who came runner up for "Best Organised Event" at this year's Yorkshire PA of The Year Awards
Posted on Friday 21 July 2017
Congratulations to everyone who Graduated this week
Posted on Wednesday 12 July 2017
Congratulations to Dr Peter O'Toole who has been elected Vice President of the Royal Microscopical Society.
Posted on Thursday 1 June 2017
Jenny Purcell is nominated in 2 categories which are for her work in the Biology Department
Posted on Thursday 18 May 2017
The York Press reports on a Civic visit to the Jack Birch unit in this its 25th year.
Posted on Tuesday 16 May 2017
Many congratulations to PhD student Rebecca Hall who has been selected as a finalist for the Microbiology Society's Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition.
Posted on Tuesday 2 May 2017
Nathaniel Holman wins Microbiology Society Journals' ‘Most Promising Science’ Prize.
Posted on Monday 24 April 2017
An academic from the Department of Biology has been awarded a prestigious award for the People’s Choice Life Science Video of the Year by Select Science.
Posted on Thursday 9 March 2017
A tribute to the 8 women who have distinguished themselves in the bioeconomy in 2016
Posted on Monday 9 January 2017
Work recently published by York graduate Justin Byrne (Biology with a Year in Industry, 2015) has been awarded the Chair's Prize for the best Bioscience Horizons research paper of 2016.
Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2017
Professor Ottoline Leyser FRS has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to plant science, science in society, and equality and diversity in science.
Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2016
Professor Jane Hill will be swapping the lab bench for the backbench when she visits the House of Commons this week to shadow the York Central MP Rachael Maskell, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Posted on Tuesday 29 November 2016
The University of York has been awarded £1.79m to support the growth of Yorkshire businesses that deliver products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources.
Posted on Wednesday 5 October 2016
Professor Nia Bryant and Dr Allison Green (CII) strengthened their links with the York and District Diabetes UK group by hosting a visit on September 7th 2016.
Posted on Thursday 11 August 2016
Dr Karen Hogg, Experimental Officer in the Department of Biology's Imaging and Cytometry Technology Laboratory, has been awarded the inaugural Royal Microscopy Society (RMS) Medal for Flow Cytometry for her outstanding achievements applying flow cytometry in Life Sciences in fields from immunology to cell biology, bacteriology to plant studies.
Posted on Tuesday 2 August 2016
Professor Katherine Denby and her group joined the Department in June
Posted on Friday 15 July 2016
A selection of photos taken at the Reception held in Biology for those students graduating on July 14th. Congratulations to everyone!
Posted on Monday 4 July 2016
Kuntal Singh, a third year PhD student in the Biology Department, has won the University of York’s '3-Minute Thesis' competition organised by the Research Development Team.
Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016
The N8 AgriFood Resilience programme hosted at York will be formally launched in Manchester on 21st – 22nd June.
Posted on Monday 13 June 2016
Professor Caroline Dean OBE FRS, of the John Innes Centre, has received this accolade in the Queen’s birthday honours.
Posted on Monday 13 June 2016
Congratulations to Emma Rand who won Teacher of the Year at the YUSU Excellence Awards 2016.
Posted on Thursday 26 May 2016
Newly elected member of EMBO
Posted on Thursday 19 May 2016
The Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards aim to build on the Trust's strategic goal of supporting the brightest researchers with the best ideas in Biomedical Research and are extremely competitive and prestigious awards.
Posted on Thursday 12 May 2016
Pint of Science 2016
Posted on Friday 29 April 2016
Congratulations to Professor Ian Graham on his election to the fellowship of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
Posted on Tuesday 19 April 2016
The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) held an awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on 14th April 2016.
Posted on Friday 15 April 2016
A University of York postgraduate has won The American Naturalist 2016 Student Paper Award for his research into insect evolution.
Posted on Thursday 14 April 2016
Emma Stewart, a first year PhD student with Dawn Coverley, has just won the British Society for Cell Biology poster prize.
Posted on Thursday 7 April 2016
Scientists at the University of York aim to unleash the untapped potential of the physical sciences in the search for new treatments for human infection and inflammatory diseases.
Posted on Monday 4 April 2016
Professor Graham, Head of the Department of Biology and former Director of the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), has won the Biochemical Society 2017 Heatley Medal and Prize from a 'very competitive field of candidates'. He will give a lecture at a Biochemical Society conference during 2017 as well as being invited to submit an article related to the lecture to one of the Society's learned publications.
Posted on Tuesday 15 March 2016
Professor Sue Hartley, Director of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and a member of the Department of Biology, was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew for the next three years by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Lord Gardiner.
Posted on Tuesday 26 January 2016
A selection of photos taken at the Reception held in Biology for those students graduating on January 22nd. Congratulations to everyone!
Posted on Monday 30 November 2015
The University of York has appointed six artists to work alongside academics to produce a body of work inspired by their research in biomedicine and human health.
Posted on Thursday 22 October 2015
Cooperation between East-West Seed and the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products has led to the availability and sustainable production of plant-based malaria treatments.
Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015
Science undergraduates from the University of York have won a gold medal at the 2015 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston.
Posted on Tuesday 29 September 2015
GSK recently submitted a paper to BIS and the Chancellor of the Exchequer in response to the Government consultation on the comprehensive spending review which specifically mentions research carried out in the Biology Department.
Posted on Friday 17 July 2015
The University of York has been awarded a Royal Society grant to help fund a project aimed at stimulating young people's interest and engagement in biology - inspiring the next generation of scientists.
Posted on Thursday 16 July 2015
A selection of photos taken at the Reception held in Biology for those students graduating on July 15th. Congratulations to everyone!
Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015
Students scooped top awards at two University of York enterprise competitions this week, celebrating innovative ideas for new ventures.
Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015
The University of York has secured over £2M of Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funding to help grow the UK's bioeconomy. HEFCE has provided £2.4M from its Catalyst Fund, which will be invested in a programme to bridge the gap between the world-class science base at the University of York and the needs of industry to develop and scale-up new greener processes and products.
Posted on Tuesday 9 June 2015
The Kathleen Mary Stott Prizes, endowed in 1965, are awarded for excellence in scientific or medical research.
Posted on Friday 5 June 2015
Science undergraduates from the University of York will compete in the 2015 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston.
Posted on Thursday 4 June 2015
These awards are a student-led celebration of the outstanding contribution that both academic and non-academic members of staff make to the student experience.
Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2015
York Biochemistry Alumna, Jane Clarke has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Posted on Tuesday 26 May 2015
The University of York is celebrating the expansion of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) programme by encouraging people across Yorkshire to discover their local environment.
Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015
An immunologist at the University of York, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences for his contribution to the advancement of medical science.
Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2015
Pint of Science programme 2015 - click anywhere below for more details:
Posted on Tuesday 14 April 2015
A University of York scientist is the winner of the inaugural 2014 graduate student prize for a paper published in The Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
Posted on Thursday 26 March 2015
Professor Ian Bancroft (CNAP), an expert in plant genomics, is one of the nine finalists competing for the title of Innovator of the Year in the 2015 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) competition.
Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2015
The University of York is to host a new multi-million pound N8 Research Partnership programme which is set to transform UK food security research.
Posted on Thursday 19 March 2015
Biology students took part in a Dragon's Den style competition as part of a Bioenterprise module.
Posted on Monday 2 March 2015
The Department of Biology and York Hospital staged an outreach event in aid of International Rare Disease Day.
Posted on Monday 23 February 2015
The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark, visited the University of York's Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) to see how it was helping to place the region at the leading edge of the bioeconomy.
Posted on Wednesday 17 December 2014
Brazil's National Laboratory of Science and Technology of Bioethanol (CTBE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), based in York.
Posted on Monday 15 December 2014
The Government's Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport has officially opened a new £7.5 million interdisciplinary science teaching and learning facility at the University of York.
Posted on Monday 24 November 2014
Professor Michael Brockhurst has won a Philip Leverhulme Prize to continue his study into the causes and consequences of rapid evolution in natural microbial communities.
Posted on Monday 17 November 2014
As part of C2D2's key strategic commitment to supporting talented early career researchers in the chronic diseases and disorders area we are introducing a new Research Fellowship scheme for which applications are now invited.
Posted on Tuesday 4 November 2014
The Wellcome Trust has awarded £1 million to continue its support of the successful interdisciplinary work of the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2) at the University of York.
Posted on Thursday 30 October 2014
Professor Brockhurst, who has carried out ground breaking research in the evolutionary biology of microbes, has won a major award from the Society for General Microbiology.
Posted on Thursday 23 October 2014
A new £6.8 million research centre based across two Yorkshire universities will aim to transform diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from cancer, heart disease and musculoskeletal diseases with the help of new medical imaging facilities to be created at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and the University of York.
Posted on Thursday 23 October 2014
SimOmics, a University of York spin-out business which aims to make drug design quicker and more efficient, is celebrating its launch and first major contract.
Posted on Tuesday 7 October 2014
A consortium of Yorkshire universities has been chosen to help spearhead the training of the next generation of biological scientists.
Posted on Tuesday 23 September 2014
A team led by the Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII) at York is one of five winners who will share a total of £4.9 million in the UK's National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), the CRACK IT Challenges programme.
Posted on Tuesday 26 August 2014
Posted on Friday 8 August 2014
A University of York academic has received a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust fellowship to further her research on novel mathematics for anti-viral therapy and evolution.
Posted on Thursday 17 July 2014
A selection of photos taken at the Reception held in Biology for those students graduating on July 16th. Congratulations to everyone!
Posted on Friday 11 July 2014
A knowledge exchange network led by the University of York, which aims to increase the use of scientific evidence to guide oil palm policy, has produced its first science for policy report. The report – 'Change in carbon stocks arising from land-use conversion to oil palm plantations' – focuses on identifying low carbon stock landcover types which could be converted to oil palm production.
Posted on Tuesday 8 July 2014
The Kathleen Mary Stott Prizes, endowed in 1965, are awarded for excellence in scientific or medical research. Here are the winners for 2014.
Posted on Monday 7 July 2014
The Yorkshire-based biotechnology innovation cluster, BioVale and its French counterpart, the Industries & Agro-Resources (IAR) cluster, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Posted on Thursday 12 June 2014
Dr Dani Ungar has won the award for Promoting Employability at the York University Students Union (YUSU) "Excellence in Teaching and Supervision" awards.
Posted on Friday 6 June 2014
The world premiere of a contemporary performance piece and interactive installation at the University of York will combine dance and cutting edge video and sound technology with scientific research to explore disease transmission.
Posted on Friday 30 May 2014
Professor Chris Thomas has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki, Finland in recognition of his research on habitat fragmentation and climate change on the distribution of species, and his contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Posted on Wednesday 21 May 2014
The University of York has won the International Student Choice Category Award for the best overall University experience at the Whatuni Student Choice awards.
Posted on Thursday 1 May 2014
The University of York has become one of the first universities in the UK to hold two Gold Athena SWAN awards for its commitment to women in science.
Posted on Thursday 24 April 2014
Senior industry figures from across Yorkshire joined forces with some of the world’s leading scientific researchers in York to discuss how the region can gain a bigger share of Europe’s rapidly expanding bioeconomy market.
Posted on Thursday 3 April 2014
PhD student Katie Wilson has won the Buchanan Award.
Posted on Monday 24 March 2014
Five early career scientists from the University of York attended Parliament to present their science to politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of SET for Britain.
Posted on Thursday 20 March 2014
Lead scientists from the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) and the University of York have launched a joint programme of seminars to discuss ways of ensuring the future stability and integrity of agri-food supply chains.
Posted on Thursday 13 February 2014
A team led by a University of York scientist, which has developed new plants which can be used to clean up land polluted with explosives, is a finalist in the BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2014 competition.
Posted on Monday 3 February 2014
Four influential scientific institutions in North Yorkshire have joined forces to decide how the region can contribute to the delivery of the UK Government’s Agricultural Technologies strategy.
Posted on Thursday 30 January 2014
The University of York is among a selection of universities and small-to-medium-sized enterprises across Europe that have been awarded up to £100,000 each to help to solve five of the pharmaceutical industry’s biggest drug discovery and development challenges. The ultimate goal is the replacement, reduction and refinement of animals in research (the 3Rs).
Posted on Thursday 7 November 2013
Two partnerships involving the University of York have received a share of £100m funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to train the next generation of environmental scientists.
Posted on Monday 21 October 2013
The first York team to enter the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition has won gold for their project. Working over the summer, the team of fourteen undergraduates researched and developed methods to manipulate microbes to more efficiently produce electricity by making gold nano-particles from waste water.
Posted on Tuesday 17 September 2013
The University of York is launching a new undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences focusing on the science underpinning medicine.
Posted on Tuesday 17 September 2013
Accreditation of bioscience degrees at the University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, Royal Veterinary College, and the University of York was celebrated at the annual Degree Accreditation Awards Ceremony, on the 4th September.
Posted on Thursday 8 August 2013
Biology has won the 200-500 staff category of the York Cycle Challenge for the second year running, comprehensively seeing off nearest rivals Tata Steel Projects. To celebrate our hard work, the organisers delivered cakes to the Atrium for all participants to share today and some lucky winners also had a free massage courtesy of the York Cycle Challenge team. Congratulations everyone!
Posted on Friday 28 June 2013
The Department of Biology has been awarded the 2013 Departmental Prize for Supervision at the York University Students Union "Supervisor of the Year" awards.