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Peter O'Toole wins award for video talk

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.


Well-deserved recognition for Maggie Smallwood on National Women’s Day

Posted on Thursday 9 March 2017

A tribute to the 8 women who have distinguished themselves in the bioeconomy in 2016


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Bioscience Horizons prize 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.


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Ottoline Leyser is made a Dame

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.


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From lab bench to backbench

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.


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European funding to support Yorkshire's bio-based businesses

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.


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Diabetes outreach

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.


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Karen Hogg receives prestigious science award

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.


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Denby group arrives in York

Posted on Tuesday 2 August 2016

Professor Katherine Denby and her group joined the Department in June


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Graduation & VC Teaching award 2016

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!


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Kuntal Singh wins thesis competition

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.


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N8 AgriFood Launch

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016

The N8 AgriFood Resilience programme hosted at York will be formally launched in Manchester on 21st – 22nd June.


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Biology alumna is made a Dame

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.


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YUSU Excellence Awards 2016

Posted on Monday 13 June 2016

Congratulations to Emma Rand who won Teacher of the Year at the YUSU Excellence Awards 2016.


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Recognition of scientific excellence by EMBO

Posted on Thursday 26 May 2016

Newly elected member of EMBO


Wellcome Trust
WT Investigator Awards for Jeremy Mottram and Antal Rot

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.


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Pint of Science 2016

Posted on Thursday 12 May 2016

Pint of Science 2016


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Head of Department elected Fellow of Royal Society

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.


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Royal Society of Biology Accreditation

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.


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James Rainford wins prestigious research award

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.


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BSCB poster prize for Emma Stewart

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.


MRC Discovery award
Medical Research Council Discovery Award

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.


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Prof Ian Graham awarded Heatley Medal and Prize

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.


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Prof Sue Hartley appointed Kew trustee

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.


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Graduation January 2016

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!


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Artists collaborate with academics

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.


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Long term future secured for plant based malaria treatments

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.


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Gold medal for iGEM 2015 team

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.


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Recognition of departmental research in industry response to Government

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.


Biology L block
Inspiring the next generation of scientists

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.


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Graduation July 2015

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!


York Enterprise awards
York Enterprise awards

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.


HEFCE bioeconomy funding
Major investment to accelerate bio-based innovations in Yorkshire

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.


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KM Stott prizes 2015

Posted on Tuesday 9 June 2015

The Kathleen Mary Stott Prizes, endowed in 1965, are awarded for excellence in scientific or medical research.


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York students compete in global biology competition

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.


YUSU Awards
Excellence in Teaching & Supervision Awards 2015

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.


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Biochemistry alumna, Prof Jane Clarke, becomes an FRS

Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2015

York Biochemistry Alumna, Jane Clarke has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society.


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Explore nature with York's open air labs

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.


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Professor Paul Kaye recognised for excellence in research

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.


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Pint of Science 2015

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Pint of Science programme 2015 - click anywhere below for more details:


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York biologist wins European accolade

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.


Ian Bancroft
BBSRC Innovator of the Year finalist

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.


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York to host multi-million pound food security research programme

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.


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York hosts bioenterprise Dragon's Den competition

Posted on Thursday 19 March 2015

Biology students took part in a Dragon's Den style competition as part of a Bioenterprise module.


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York marks International Rare Disease Day with hospital exhibition

Posted on Monday 2 March 2015

The Department of Biology and York Hospital staged an outreach event in aid of International Rare Disease Day.


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Minister praises York's bioeconomy test bed

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.


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York's contribution to international biofuel research is recognised by Brazil

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.


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Government's chief scientific advisor opens new teaching and learning building

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.


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Second major research award for York biologist

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.


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C2D2 Research Fellowships

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.


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C2D2 secures major funding

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.


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Professor Mike Brockhurst wins top award

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.


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New national centre to transform medical imaging

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.


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From lab to marketplace: York spin-out business aims to improve efficiency of drug development

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.


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Government backs training scheme for biological scientists

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.


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CII in CRACK IT challenges triumph

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.


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Society of General Microbiology Hayes-Burnet scholarship

Posted on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Hayes-Burnet scholarship


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York academic secures Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

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.


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Graduation July 2014

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!


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York-led network releases first oil palm policy report

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.


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The Kathleen Mary Stott Prizes. 2014 Results

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.


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UK and French innovation clusters BioVale and IAR sign agreement to collaborate in building the global bioeconomy

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).


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Excellence in Teaching and Supervision awards

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.


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Groundbreaking performance explores disease transmission

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.


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Chris Thomas receives honorary doctorate

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.


International students award
UK's international students vote University of York as the country's top university

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.


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York’s support of women in science recognised with second Gold award

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.


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Bioeconomy bonanza for Yorkshire

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.


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Award for Glycan PhD student

Posted on Thursday 3 April 2014

PhD student Katie Wilson has won the Buchanan Award.


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York scientists take their research to Parliament

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.


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From cultivation to consumption: FERA and University of York seminars to examine agri-food supply stability

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.


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York scientist makes innovation shortlist

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.


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Scientists join forces on food production and agriculture resilience

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.


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Rising to the latest technology challenges in animal research

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).


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York to help train next generation of environmental scientists

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.


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Gold for first York iGEM team

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.


New Biomedical Sciences degree

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.


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A Celebration of Accredited Degrees

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.


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York Cycle Challenge 2013

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!


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Students recognise Biology Teaching

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.