Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

National appointment for Brighton professor

Matteo Santin, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Tissue Regeneration, has been appointed a member of the science and technology strategic advisory board of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity. The group, which held its first meeting on 2 July, chaired by Lord Filkin CBE, aims to identify “the most effective ways to increase…

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How the garden snail could help solve the antibiotics crisis

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…

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cuttlefish

How can we preserve Sussex cuttlefish?

A University of Brighton study has highlighted ways to manage the preservation of cuttlefish off the Sussex coast.

Caroline Lucas set for University nature conference

MP Caroline Lucas is among the speakers at a University of Brighton symposium that will explore the benefits of connecting children and teenagers in the UK with local nature. The Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion will give a talk entitled ‘Young People and the Natural World: The Art of Paying Attention’ on the first…

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Dawn Scott 2017 BBC shoot

Why we’re running out of time to reduce climate change

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…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

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…

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Just like wine, humans can be better with age

A Brighton scientist who helped develop anti-ageing compounds based on those found in red wine and chocolate is to explain how close we are to alleviating and preventing old age degenerative diseases. Professor Lizzy Ostler, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Chemical Biology in our school, and a member of the University of Brighton’s Centre…

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Connecting young people with nature

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.

Explore our labs

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…

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Taking a stand against cancer

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…

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