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.
In REF2014 Biological Sciences in
St Andrews was rated top in Scotland and second across the UK.
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
22 Apr 2015
BSRC Seminar Series: Thermostabilisation of G protein-coupled receptors for structural studies and drug discovery
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 22 Apr 2015
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Dr Fiona Marshall is a vibrant scientist, winner of the 2012 Women of
Outstanding Achievement Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship -
Celebrating women who are creating significant change, making
discoveries, innovating processes, establishing new ventures and helping
the UK excel in science, engineering and technology.
Fiona set up her own drug discovery company with Malcolm Weir in 2006 to
develop new medicines for diseases of the brain and metabolism. She leads
a team of 60 scientists, has invented 7 patents, has authored over 50
scientific papers and Heptares has become one of the UK¹s brightest
start-ups, raising over $40m in venture capital.
22 Apr 2015
St Andrews Prize for the Environment Public Lecture: Ocean Extinction Averted! What will it take ?
Lecture Theatre, MBS: 6:00 PM, 22 Apr 2015
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Human impacts on the oceans have increased dramatically in the last half century. The intensity and breadth of these changes is imperilling marine life and biodiversity is dwindling at an alarming rate.
In our favour in addressing this challenge is the fact that human impacts in the sea lag those on land by a hundred years or more and while many terrestrial species have gone extinct, most marine species are still with us. There is still hope of changing course and saving them but we face stiff headwinds in this effort. How do we protect species when we don’t know where they are or even that they exist? How do we protect life in a realm that is hostile to most of the conservation methods used on land? In this talk, drawing on thirty years’ experience studying the sea and its protection, Callum Roberts will try to answer these questions.
FREE ENTRY – NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
23 Apr 2015
Monitoring large marine predators in large marine reserves: novel use of stereo-videography
LT, SOI: 1:00 PM, 23 Apr 2015
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Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 29 Apr 2015
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LT, SOI: 1:30 PM, 30 Apr 2015
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LT, SOI: 1:00 PM, 07 May 2015
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13 May 2015
BSRC Seminar Series: In vivo enzymology allows direct identification of mechanism of action of antibiotics
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 13 May 2015
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Room 4.14, BMS: 2:00 PM, 13 May 2015
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LT, SOI: 1:00 PM, 14 May 2015
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20 May 2015
BSRC Seminar Series: Energy and lipid metabolism in apicomplexan parasites - routes for drug therapy
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 20 May 2015
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LT, SOI: 1:00 PM, 21 May 2015
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