Research in the School is organised into three major interdisciplinary centres: the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC) and Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD). Together these centres encompass the full spectrum of research in biological sciences, spanning investigations on the properties and behaviour of individual molecules to planetary environmental dynamics.
Biomedical Sciences Research Complex
World class innovative multi-disciplinary research focussed on the broad theme of infection and immunity
Centre for Biological Diversity
Advancing science that underpins the diversity of life
Scottish Oceans Institute
A key focus for research excellence in marine-related science
Lecture Theatre, MBS: 4:00 PM, 01 Oct 2014
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The focus of this lecture will be discussing technology development for genomic and functional genomics analyses.
In the mid-1970s, Ed Southern developed a technique for transferring DNA from gels onto nitrocellulose paper; the Southern blotting. It quickly became a widespread technique and provided a template for mapping the human genome. The following Northern and Western blotting procedures have made a huge impact on the study of genes and proteins, significantly advancing biomedical research.
Later on, Ed made another crucial contribution with the development of microarray technology which allows parallelising large screening of biological material. Microarrays are widely used both in basic research as well as in clinical diagnostic settings.
Ed Southern, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society, has received the Royal Medal of the Royal Society of London in 1998, was made a Knight Bachelor in the June 2003 and was awarded the Lasker Award in 2005. Currently, Ed Southern is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Science Advisor of Oxford Gene Technology.
02 Oct 2014
SOI seminar: Project overview on social associations, relatedness, and group level sound production of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Iceland AND Effects of ecological scaling on biodiversity patterns
Gatty Lecture theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 02 Oct 2014
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Lecture Theatre D, Bute: 11:00 AM, 03 Oct 2014
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09 Oct 2014
SOI seminar: Prof Colin Brownlee, Marine Biology Association, Plymouth and The University of Southampton
Gatty Lecture theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 09 Oct 2014
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15 Oct 2014
BSRC Seminar Series: Combining three dimensional imaging techniques to study cell morphogenesis in Trypanosoma brucei
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 15 Oct 2014
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16 Oct 2014
SOI seminar: Biological influences on Sediment Dynamics: an interdisciplinary study. AND Carrying a tag, what a drag - Impacts of animal-borne sensors on swimming behaviour of seals.
Gatty Lecture theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 16 Oct 2014
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Gatty Lecture theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 30 Oct 2014
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Gatty Lecture theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 06 Nov 2014
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