Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

Student Thivya looking through a microscope

Choosing a course in Clearing – how I did it

I didn’t apply to university as I intended to take a gap year – I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to study so planned to take a year out to think about it. I changed my mind a few weeks before results day so I started researching and narrowed down a few courses and…

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Brighton medical school is top UK institution in global university rankings

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is the highest-ranked UK institution in the latest Times Higher Education Young University World Rankings. The Brighton medical school is also the only UK institution in the global top 50, coming in at number 44 on a list of 475 universities spread around 68 countries. It is the fourth…

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How my course is saving our environment

With the way that the Ecology and Conservation course is constructed, it might not be directly obvious how it is working on saving the environment. However, our course is training us to become scientists whose main goal is to protect our planet and its species and ecosystems. Our modules focus a lot on applying biological…

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Dr Sarah Pitt

Brighton lecturer wins Biomedical Scientist of the Year award

Dr Sarah Pitt has won a major award from the Institute of Biomedical Science for virology research and media engagement around Covid-19.   

The IBMS Biomedical Scientist of the Year award celebrates an exceptional biomedical scientist who has advanced practice in an innovative and impactful way, making a real difference to patients’ lives and inspiring those around…

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Helena at graduation

How building scientific skills in Brighton led to a career in neuroscience in Barcelona

Helena Isla graduated from MRes Bioscience in 2018. She is now enjoying her job as a lab technician at Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and is about to embark on her PhD. She took some time out to tell us about her experience of studying at Brighton and how it led to her current job….

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Brighton and Sussex universities go head to head in City Nature Challenge 2021

Brighton’s two universities have added a competition to their participation in a major annual global challenge to boost ecological engagement worldwide. Dr Rachel White and Dr Maureen Berg will lead the University’s participation for the Brighton & Eastern Downs area in the City Nature Challenge (CNC), taking place between 30 April and 3 May. Adding…

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Ugonna Okoro

Life as third year a Biomedical Science student

We chatted to Ugonna Okoro, third year Biomedical Science BSc(Hons) student who talked about the course, career prospects and life at uni.

Dr Sarah Pitt

Brighton academic receives prestigious lifetime membership

Dr Sarah Pitt has been made a Life Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science in recognition of her long and valuable contribution to the field of virology. Dr Pitt – Principal Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences – has become a familiar name in both print and broadcast media over the past year for…

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Fellowship award for Brighton researcher on disc-related back pain

Dr Valeria Perugini is the latest recipient of the Shepperd Fellowship, created to fund research at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Devices. The Shepperd Fellowship is a generous philanthropic donation made by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr John Shepperd to support work at one of several pioneering specialist Centres at the university. A key aim…

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Mycobacterial cording as a biofilm in detergent-free liquid media

New research article published on antimicrobial tolerance

Dr Ian Cooper has published a new article in collaboration with staff at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). The article, “Three-dimensional low shear culture of Mycobacterium bovis BCG induces biofilm formation and antimicrobial drug tolerance”, published in nature.com presents new research on antimicrobial tolerance in association with biofilm formation by Mycobacterium bovis, in…

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