Non-native parrots can cause substantial damage and threaten native biodiversity, although impacts vary strongly depending on where these parrots have been introduced, according to new pan-European research involving a University of Brighton scientist.
A Brighton scientist has made a breakthrough in the search for new antibiotics – courtesy of the common garden snail.
Researchers have suspected that snail mucus contains antibacterial properties but the University of Brighton’s Dr Sarah Pitt has conclusively identified proteins that could directly lead to the development of an antibiotic cream to treat deep burn wounds, and an aerosol for lung infections suffered regularly by patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).
A University of Brighton study has highlighted ways to manage the preservation of cuttlefish off the Sussex coast.
A University of Brighton expert in mammal ecology and conservation has warned that we must act immediately to reduce the effects of climate change.
Professor Dawn Scott, who has featured on BBC nature programmes such as Springwatch and Winterwatch, shared her thoughts on climate change in the latest episode of the University of Brighton’s ‘Catching Up With…’ podcast series.
His photograph entitled ‘Meadow Brown and solitary bee’ was the winner in the Community, Population and Macroecology category in the global competition judged by Professor Zhigang Jiang from the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
At the University of Brighton, we are proud to have an extraordinarily talented staff and student community – and we are committed to equality of opportunity.
To mark International Women’s Day this year – we invited some of our students and staff to tell us about the women who inspire them. Look out for Shaz Yousaf, Biomedical Science BSc(Hons).
The University of Brighton is hosting a symposium which will explore the benefits of connecting children and teenagers in the UK with local nature.
The two-day event is co-organised by the University of Brighton’s Dr Rachel White and Royal Holloway’s Dr Deborah Harvey.
If you haven’t had the chance to visit us you can still get a feel for what it’s like as a student here.
You can take a look around our specialist labs and see the sort of equipment our students use:
And if you want to speak to a current student to find out what it’s really like to study here, chat online brighton.ac.uk/chat
Two University of Brighton scientists are joining a pop-up stand in Brighton’s Churchill Square shopping centre on Friday (1 Feb) as part of events to mark next Monday’s (4 Feb) World Cancer Day.
Marta Falcinelli, PhD researcher in the University’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences (PABS), is passionate about fighting the disease and will be talking to members of the public at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) event.
Marta joined the University’s Stress & Cancer group in 2016, fulfilling her ambition: “I have always been intrigued by science and at university I started to be very interested in molecular biology and scientific investigation, dreaming to perform experiments and work in a lab.
“For 6 weeks over the summer of 2018, I travelled to Indonesia to a remote island called Hoga in the Sulawesi National Park. I spent my time there completing my open water P.A.D.I and collect data for my dissertation on Coral Reefs and their Interaction with Sponges.