Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

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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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2016

This is just a quick but very important post to remind everyone that today is mental health day. If we do not act now, depression will be the leading global illness by 2030. I know that it is easy to overlook mental illnesses as things that cause us to suffer physically are far more obvious….

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South African adventures

Our Ecology and Biological Sciences students have the opportunity to go on an optional field trip to South Africa. Here’s a taster of their amazing experience, from being up close to animals on safari to their practical learning experiences in the field.  

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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A hot spot for Lyme disease

The South Downs National Park which stretches across Sussex and Hampshire is one of the country’s top 10 hot spots for Lyme disease caused by ticks, scientists are warning. Scientists from our school are coming to the end of a comprehensive study which will map where the ticks and bacteria that cause Lyme disease are distributed…

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Train to teach this September

If you have considered training to teach after graduating in a STEM subject this year, this post is for you… Train to teach and inspire hundreds of young minds along the way. Start your teaching career on a Biology or Chemistry train to teach course this September. Tax-free bursaries and prestigious scholarships of up to…

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