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New research on the Leishmania parasite published in Nature Communications

Posted on Wednesday 31 March 2021

Researchers at York have shed new light how the Leishmania parasite controls the way in which it survives in its insect vector and mammalian host.

Tales from the Lab

Posted on Thursday 25 March 2021

A new project for scientists to tell their own stories and challenge the traditional ideas of what a scientist should look like, and what a lab is.

University of York academic appointed to the Board of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Posted on Monday 22 March 2021

A leading University of York biologist has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

York Against Cancer 50km challenge

Posted on Wednesday 17 March 2021

Scientists in the Jack Birch Unit (JBU) have been fundraising for York Against Cancer by participating in a 50km challenge in March 2021.

Cancer Research UK Programme Foundation Award

Posted on Tuesday 16 March 2021

Dr David Kent was recently awarded a Cancer Research UK Programme Foundation Award of £1.5 million over six years to continue his research on blood cancers.


Posted on Wednesday 10 March 2021

James Chong and Emma Rand from the University of York lead the Cloud-SPAN project, in collaboration with Neil Chue Hong, SSI Director.

Dawn Coverley has been awarded funding by the MRC

Posted on Friday 5 March 2021

Congratulations to Dawn Coverley on her recent successful funding award.

Biology colleagues win Global Bio-Based Businessplan competition

Posted on Friday 26 February 2021

Two colleagues from Biology, Alexander Setchfield and Daniel Leadbeater, have won the international Global Bio-Based Businessplan (G-BiB) competition.

Campus Interns of the Year

Posted on Tuesday 23 February 2021

The Careers and Placements team jointly awarded Emily Patterson and Faye Singleton as the Campus Intern of the Year winners after their successful virtual internships through the Student Internship Bureau last summer. Emily created the Biology Escape Room, and Faye is a Biomedical Science student - we're very proud of them both.

Household and agricultural waste utilised in bid to make textile industry ‘greener’

Posted on Monday 23 November 2020

Researchers at the University of York are working with the Royal College of Art in a new £5.4 million project to lessen the environmental impact of the textile industry in the UK.

We’re 10th in the UK

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020

Department of Biology at York in the top ten in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Professor Gavin Wright joins the Department

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020

We are pleased to welcome Gavin Wright to the University of York as a Chair in Microbial Biochemistry.

Guardian University Guide 2021

Posted on Monday 7 September 2020

We're in the UK top 10 for biosciences.

York academic receives prestigious teaching award

Posted on Thursday 6 August 2020

Emma Rand from the Department of Biology has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by Advance HE.

National Student Survey 2020

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020

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

Chemical offers new hope of finding treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Posted on Monday 13 July 2020

Scientists say they are a step closer to developing a drug to kill the trypanosome parasite that causes human African trypanosomiasis, otherwise known as sleeping sickness, paving the way for a potential cure.

Turning the phage on crop wilt

Posted on Tuesday 7 July 2020

Researchers at the University of York have launched a major new study that could pave the way to fight a disease that decimates some of the world’s major food crops - without the use of pesticides.

Professor Gavin Thomas appointed Editor in Chief of leading microbiology journal

Posted on Thursday 2 July 2020

Professor Gavin H. Thomas has been appointed the next Editor in Chief of the journal Microbiology,

PhD student authors study into oil palm plantations

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020

Forest conservation areas in oil palm plantations play a vital role in storing carbon and boosting rainforest biodiversity, a new study on palm oil agriculture in Borneo has revealed.

New director of YESI appointed

Posted on Monday 15 June 2020

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Matthew Thomas as the new Director of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI)

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