Biosciences at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

Bhavik Patel in the lab

Brighton duo to develop new treatment for a major health problem of old age

Professor Bhavik Patel has received a £530,503 grant for research to boost detection and treatment of the widespread problem of age-related bowel dysfunction. This significant grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will see Professor Patel team up with colleague Dr Mark Yeoman – Director of the university’s unique Centre for Stress and Age-related Disease – for a…

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Aisha

Weird and wonderful Brighton

Aisha Williams is a third year Biological Sciences student. See how she gets on with testing a giant octopus for her final year project. Read what she has to say about her course, the uni and the city.

Nelly (student)

First year of Biological Sciences BSc(Hons)

We asked first year Biological Sciences BSc(Hons) student Nelly Oresharova about her experience here so far. What made you choose Brighton and this course? I chose Brighton because of the reputation of the city as an open, inclusive, and generally enjoyable city to live in. I chose the course because I’m taking because I’m generally…

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students in lab

Science taster online event – Wednesday 2 December 15:00 – 16:30

Come and join us at this online event, where you’ll have the opportunity to chat to current students and academics about our undergraduate degree courses in all areas of the sciences. Book your place now We’ll have live taster lectures for you to get an idea of what studying these subjects is really like at…

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Simone Weeks, Senior Lecturer, photo

Innovative training programme allows Brighton students to join Covid-19 testing workforce

A biomedical science training programme developed at the University of Brighton has been praised by a professional body for its ability to withstand coronavirus pressures. The training programme, designed by Senior Lecturer in Biosciences Simonne Weeks, allows students studying Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) to join a placement Frontier Pathology laboratories, giving them a chance to work…

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Dr Sarah Pitt

One dose of a Covid-19 vaccine may not solve the problem

University of Brighton virologist Dr Sarah Pitt believes more than one dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine, or boosters, are likely to be needed to help wipe out coronavirus. Nine potential vaccines are currently at the final phase 3 trial stage, which involve thousands of people around the globe. While these are at an advanced…

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Thoughts on storks

The University of Brighton is leading a study to gauge the public’s views of the recent and ongoing reintroduction of the white stork in England. Anyone who lives in the UK and is aged 18 or above is invited to take part in this study by completing a short online questionnaire exploring their current awareness,…

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mussels in water

Brighton joins team to remove harmful hormone-changing pollutants from the environment

The University of Brighton will be part of a project which aims to rid the environment of hormone changing pollutants which can lead to extreme health conditions in humans. EU Interreg Channel’s Project RedPol is part of a €1.96m operation which involves researchers from six partners made up of four universities (Brighton, Portsmouth, Caen and…

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Online enrolment is now open!

If you are starting here this September, you can now enrol online. Once you have enrolled online you can: + Log into My Brighton An hour after completing online enrolment you will be able to log into My Brighton, the university’s new student portal, where you can find out much more about studying here.

student working at a laptop

Advice on looking after yourself from our students of colour mentors

Watch this film that was made by University of Brighton students of colour who work with the Sussex Learning Network and UniConnect mentoring students of colour in secondary schools. John Lynch, who co-leads the mentoring programmes also features in the film. The mentoring programme is funded the OfS through the Sussex Learning Network as part…

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