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
Room 4.14, BMS: 9:30 AM, 11 Mar 2015
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11 Mar 2015
EaStCHEM/BSRC Colloquium Series: The use of enzymes for C-C bond formation and chiral amine synthesis
Lecture Theatre C, Purdie Building: 3:30 PM, 11 Mar 2015
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Biocatalysis offers a powerful sustainable strategy for the production of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. We have been investigating the use of transketolases, transaminases and norcoclaurine synthases for C-C bond formation and chiral amine synthesis, including reaction cascades. The seminar will present recent studies using these enzymes and other selected reactions in water.
Gatty Lecture Theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 12 Mar 2015
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Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 18 Mar 2015
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01 Apr 2015
SOI seminar: Toothed whales and tooth fish: depredation by marine mammals on fisheries around the Southern Ocean Islands of Kerguelen and Crozet
Gatty Lecture Theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 01 Apr 2015
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He will be discussing the depredation by sperm whales and killer whales on fisheries in the Crozet and Kerguelen area that he and Paul Tixier have been doing over the last 10 years.