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From lab bench to backbench

Posted on Tuesday 25 February 2020

Professor James Chong takes part in the Royal Society Pairing Scheme 2020.

Green Impact National Award Winner

Posted on Wednesday 27 November 2019

Jenny Purcell from the Department of Biology is crowned national winner for her efforts in sustainability.

We're 6th in the UK

Posted on Monday 23 September 2019

Biology at York in the top ten for Biological Sciences in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

National Student Survey 2019

Posted on Friday 5 July 2019

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest biology students in the UK.

Biology receive record number of awards at this years NUS Green Impact event

Posted on Tuesday 11 June 2019

The awards present the opportunity to showcase and celebrate the Departments sustainability efforts.

York professor named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Posted on Tuesday 11 June 2019

A University of York academic has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Biology's support of gender equality recognised with Athena SWAN award

Posted on Friday 10 May 2019

The Department has been granted an Athena SWAN Gold award for a further four years

Challenge-led Grant awarded to York’s Department of Biology

Posted on Wednesday 1 May 2019

The University of York has been awarded £487,000 to combat disease-causing bacteria in crops as part of a new initiative to address challenges faced in developing countries.

School children enjoy a day of science in biology labs

Posted on Wednesday 3 April 2019

Year 5 children were invited to the University as part of the York Cares Inspiring Minds scheme.

Science of cheesemaking – BSc project published

Posted on Friday 8 February 2019

Kaja Harton (BSc in Biochemistry, 2018) published a theoretical paper on protein aggregation processes.

Professor Dame Caroline Dean receives Honorary Degree from University of York

Posted on Thursday 7 February 2019

Professor Dame Caroline Dean, an inspiring and outstanding plant scientist who has driven new understanding of fundamental processes in biology and actively encouraged a generation of women to pursue scientific careers, was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University on Friday 18 January 2019.

£10M Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity announced

Posted on Friday 11 January 2019

The Leverhulme Trust Board has announced it will fund up to £10 million over the next 10 years to establish a new centre for research on biodiversity change at the University of York.

BBSRC highlights impact from York research

Posted on Friday 21 December 2018

Poppy research creates new cough suppressant supply

Open Day for Independent Research Fellows

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.

Seeing double

Posted on Friday 9 November 2018

Department of Biology secures two phase II Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

Double recognition for Professor Reidun Twarock

Posted on Thursday 4 October 2018

Professor Reidun Twarock has received two awards for her work in Mathematical Virology.

Times Good University Guide 2019

Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Department of Biology has placed 9th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Congratulations to Dr Callum MacGregor

Posted on Friday 7 September 2018

Researcher in the Department of Biology has won a prestigious award from the Royal Entomological Society.

Coffee Cup Lids

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

NSS results 2018

Posted on Thursday 2 August 2018

Courses in the Department of Biology scored over 90% in seven different areas.

Department of Biology Research Away Day

Posted on Thursday 5 July 2018

The Department of Biology descend on the Hospitium for their annual Research Away Day

Green Impact Awards 2018

Posted on Friday 15 June 2018

Congratulations to three teams in Biology who won awards at this year's event

Soapbox Science York

Posted on Monday 4 June 2018

Soapbox Science 2018 comes to York

Department 6th in the UK in GUG rankings 2019

Posted on Thursday 31 May 2018

Biology retains its position in the top 10 UK Guardian University rankings.

MP to tour Technology Facility

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.

Love York Awards

Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018

Biology Students are shortlisted for the Love York Awards

The Excellence Awards

Posted on Friday 18 May 2018

Biology staff are nominated in the YUSU The Excellence Awards

Director for Students appointed

Posted on Wednesday 9 May 2018

Professor Richard Waites will take up the new role.

Biology Research Workshop Team: SkyLine2D System

Posted on Thursday 3 May 2018

Biology Research Workshop Team spend a week at the 2018 EGU in Vienna demonstrating SkyLine2D

Prize for top student

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.

Department 9th in the UK in CUG rankings

Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018

Biology keeps its place in the top 10 UK Complete University Guide rankings.

Professor Ian Graham appointed to UKRI BBSRC Council

Posted on Wednesday 28 March 2018

Head of Department to become a Council member from April 2018.

Enterprise Fellowships awarded

Posted on Monday 19 March 2018

Dr Natalia Stawniak has received one of the first Fellowships.

York plant biologist to receive international award for cell biology

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”.

Congratulations to Jenny Purcell who has been shortlisted with the AUA

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.

Widower begins fundraising campaign for lung cancer scholarship at University of York

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.

Prestigious Breakthrough Prize awarded to York graduate

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.

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

Posted on Thursday 14 December 2017

Biology Christmas Social in aid of National Christmas Jumper Day 2017

Excellent results for Biology in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 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.

Sabrina Jones Prize targets ovarian cancer

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.

York Undergraduate's Research Paper Success

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.

Dr Peter O’Toole appointed Vice-President of the Royal Microscopical Society

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

York part of a successful synthetic biology research award of €4M

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.

Jenny Purcell PA awards 2017

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

Biology Graduation 2017

Posted on Friday 21 July 2017

Congratulations to everyone who Graduated this week

Peter's new role

Posted on Wednesday 12 July 2017

Congratulations to Dr Peter O'Toole who has been elected Vice President of the Royal Microscopical Society.

Biology PA nominated for 2 awards at this years Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards

Posted on Thursday 1 June 2017

Jenny Purcell is nominated in 2 categories which are for her work in the Biology Department

The Press feature: Professor Jenny Southgate in "25 years on the front line in the battle to beat cancer".

Posted on Thursday 18 May 2017

The York Press reports on a Civic visit to the Jack Birch unit in this its 25th year.

Rebecca Hall Microbiology Society Young Microbiologist of the Year finalist

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.

Microbiology Society award for Nathaniel Holman

Posted on Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nathaniel Holman wins Microbiology Society Journals' ‘Most Promising Science’ Prize.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Denby group arrives in York

Posted on Tuesday 2 August 2016

Professor Katherine Denby and her group joined the Department in June

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recognition of scientific excellence by EMBO

Posted on Thursday 26 May 2016

Newly elected member of EMBO

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.

Pint of Science 2016

Posted on Thursday 12 May 2016

Pint of Science 2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pint of Science 2015

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Society of General Microbiology Hayes-Burnet scholarship

Posted on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Hayes-Burnet scholarship

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.

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!

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Award for Glycan PhD student

Posted on Thursday 3 April 2014

PhD student Katie Wilson has won the Buchanan Award.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.