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



29 Apr 2015
BSRC Seminar Series: The Ebola Virus Outbreak in Sierra Leone : a first-hand account

Dr Marian Killip (University of Oxford)
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 29 Apr 2015
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30 Apr 2015
Current correction(s) of horizontal movement tracks

Sam Gordine (SMRU)
LT, SOI: 1:30 PM, 30 Apr 2015
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07 May 2015
Identification of Sound Scattering Layers in acoustic survey data

Roland Proud ( )
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

Dr Luiz Pedro de Carvalho (National Institute for Medical Research, London.)
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 13 May 2015
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13 May 2015
Biology Management Group

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Room 4.14, BMS: 2:00 PM, 13 May 2015
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14 May 2015
Penguin/fishery interactions at Robben Island

Dr Richard Sherley (Exeter University)
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

Dr James MacRae (NIMR, Mill Hill, London)
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 20 May 2015
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21 May 2015
Students in the Antarctic

Hons students ( )
LT, SOI: 1:00 PM, 21 May 2015
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17 Jun 2015
Biology Management Group

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Room 4.14, BMS: 9:30 AM, 17 Jun 2015
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