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



31 May 2016
CBD Seminar

Claire Garrigue ( )
Seminar Room, Dyers Brae: 1:00 PM, 31 May 2016
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01 Jun 2016
BSRC Seminar Series: Stand-alone and hybrid structural characterization of proteins using EPR spectroscopy on spin label

Professor Dr Gunnar Jeschke (ETH Zurich, Dept of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences)
Lecture Theatre C, Purdie Building: 3:30 PM, 01 Jun 2016
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03 Jun 2016
Zooplankton ID in a nutshell

Dave Conway (SAHFOS)
LT, SOI: 11:00 AM, 03 Jun 2016
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08 Jun 2016
BSRC Seminar Series: Cytomegalovirus: a tale of corruption and evasion

Professor Gavin Wilkinson (Cardiff University, Institute of Infection and Immunity)
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 08 Jun 2016
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21 Jun 2016
BSRC Seminar Series: Title TBA

Prof Jean Begg (University of Edinburgh, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology)
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 4:00 PM, 21 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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