Biosciences at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

New insight into aged-related hearing loss

Scientists at the University of Brighton have moved a step closer to understanding the underlying cause of age-related hearing loss which affects 11 million people in the UK. Hearing loss is believed to originate in non-sensory cells in the cochlea, the auditory portion of the inner ear containing the organ which produces nerve impulses in…

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Brighton Science Festival 2017

The University of Brighton are one of the main sponsors of the Brighton Science Festival, running from 11-15 February 2017. Check out all the amazing events at this years festival on the website.

National Student Money Week 2017 is here!

  We all know that dreaded feeling of checking your bank balance, and it kindly greeting you by being severely less than expected, but fear not National Student Money Week is here with advice and tips on how to make that student loan stretch further. This year’s NSMW is themed ‘Waste not, want not’, and…

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Soapbox Science’s first visit to Brighton

Head down to the seafront between 1-4pm on Saturday 29 July and celebrate women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) with Soapbox Science. Soapbox Science hosts events across the UK and the world raising the profile of women in science – breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes about who a researcher is. And…

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Clinical trial of infection-detecting bandages begins

A clinical trial of a smart bandage which changes colour when it detects infections is beginning using samples from burns patients from four UK hospitals. The samples will undergo tests by scientists in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences who will look at the activation of key genes in infection-causing bacteria to evaluate the…

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Lunchtime learning

Our school are hosting a series of seminars on Fridays from 1-2on in H400. Everyone is invited so put the dates in your diaries. Here’s what is coming up over in the next few weeks. Friday 18 November e-learning apps: could they have an impact on student engagement and retention? presented by Dr George Olivier…

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Studying and socialising in our nationally recognised building

The recent, multi-million pound project transforming the Cockcroft building into a state-of-the-art research, teaching and information building has been recognised in the prestigious Green Gown Awards for 2016. Our university and the architects we worked with Fraser Brown MacKenna were named Finalist in the Built Environment category for what was one of the largest retrofits…

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PABS joins in BAFTA success

A children’s medical programme, supported by the University of Brighton, has been nominated for a 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. Professor Hal Sosabowski, Professor of Public Understanding who is based in our school, acts as science consultant for the CBBC children’s series Operation Ouch!, which aims to make medicine and…

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British Science Festival heads for Brighton

One of Europe’s leading and longest established science festivals is coming to Brighton next year. And we will be co-hosting it! The University of Brighton will co-host the 2017 British Science Festival with the University of Sussex from 5-8 September. The festival, organised by the British Science Association, will have a programme of over 100…

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University building scoops top award

The project to refurbish the University of Brighton’s iconic Cockcroft Building has won in the Higher Education category of the prestigious Architects’ Journal Retrofit Awards 2016. The Cockcroft Building on the University’s Moulecoomb campus has been a familiar landmark on Brighton’s Lewes Road since the 1960’s. The awards jury said: “This is a bold project,…

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