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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.

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).

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