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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)

University of York technicians join effort to make Coronavirus face shields for frontline workers

Posted on Friday 1 May 2020

Technicians from the University of York are producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers as part of the national response to Covid-19.

University of York loans bioscience equipment to York Hospital to help in diagnosis of Coronavirus cases

Posted on Friday 1 May 2020

A piece of high-tech equipment used for the diagnosis of COVID-19 has been loaned to York Hospital by the University of York.

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.

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