Research in Biological Science

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.

Research Impact

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



27 Jun 2016
CBD Seminar:A global perspective on conflict and cooperation in animal mating systems

Professor Simon Griffiths (Macquarie University)
Seminar Room, Dyers Brae: 1:00 PM, 27 Jun 2016
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28 Jun 2016
BSRC Seminar Series: How archaea swim, and how viruses catch them

Dr Tessa Quax (University of Freiburg)
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 28 Jun 2016
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29 Jun 2016
BSRC Seminar Series: How to make a broad spectrum antiviral: Focusing on ER alpha glucosidase II

Professor Nicole Zitzmann (Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford)
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 29 Jun 2016
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