Biosciences at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

Stories on springtails

Dr Dawn Scott has recently launched “Springtails” (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/springtails), a University of Brighton study linked with BBC Springwatch, to investigate how feeding wildlife in gardens effects interactions between animals (foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, cats and dogs) If you have any observations, videos, photos or stories of interactions you have seen (with or without the presence of food) between foxes,…

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BBC Springwatch on garden animals

University of Brighton mammalian biologist is calling on the public for ‘animal stories from the garden’ for research and a special feature for BBC Two’s forthcoming Springwatch series. Dr Dawn Scott and her team are studying interactions between foxes, hedgehogs, badgers, cats and dogs in the presence or absence of food in people’s gardens. Dr…

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Moulsecoomb Campus Open Day

Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students. If you are thinking of beginning your studies in 2018 come along to our…

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Quorum Technologies Electron Microscopy prize

If you are currently in your final year and using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) in your project you are eligible for consideration for this years Quorum Technologies Electron Microscopy prize 2016-17, for final year undergraduate projects. There is a £200 project prize this year, which will be awarded in recognition of the most commendable undergraduate final…

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Calling all artists

  Artists are being asked to submit ideas for a £30,000 piece of public art at the University of Brighton. The university is partnering the Brighton Digital Festival and Brighton & Hove City Council to commission the work for the Huxley Building on the university’s Moulsecoomb campus in Brighton. The work will be displayed in…

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Early diagnosis of debilitating diseases

Researchers from the university have begun work on a three-year projectto develop a tool for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Source: Early diagnosis of debilitating eases

Ways to Wellbeing

1. THE BIG CHILL Wednesday May 10th in Cockcroft 327 12 – 3Come along, enjoy some rest, relaxation and therapeutic activities, healthy snack and a chance to sit quietly or have a chat and gain some tips on stress management from your SSGT Charlotte Morris and advice on revision and exam techniques from Academic Skills Tutor…

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Can watercress farming directly impact fish communities in chalk streams? | The Wild Trout Trust

Jon Grey shares his research Source: Can watercress farming directly impact fish communities in chalk streams? | The Wild Trout Trust  

Research insight

Asa White, Doctoral Researcher within our school, gets to call wading around in the Bourne Rivulet work! Asa’s is researching how an invisible chemical may be affecting invertebrate and fish life. It has three main elements. using electric fishing surveys around three watercress farms over two years to ascertain whether discharges are having a population-level impact…

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