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.

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



25 Aug 2014
Tumour microenvironment: Putting Lung Cancer in context

Prof Tariq Sethi (King's College London)
Seminar Room 1, MBS: 1:00 PM, 25 Aug 2014
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04 Sep 2014
BSRC Seminar Series: Title to be announced

Professor David Colquhoun ( )
Lecture Theatre, MBS: 1:00 PM, 04 Sep 2014

David Colquhoun is a man of two careers. He was one of the UK’s leading pharmacologists, elected to the Royal Society in 1985  for his work in single channel work, most particularly the statistical underpinnings of this approach. He will be well known to anyone in ion channels.

Since his ‘retirement’  using his award winning science communication blog ‘’ he has analysed alternative medicine. He is also a prolific tweeter.

His article was a gem.

He has turned his attention to the proper use (and mis-use) of statistics in research. is a very useful primer to anyone seeking to understand statistical significance.

David is an exemplar of how to communicate science and how to serve the public by bringing an informed sceptical eye to benefit society.

He is a renowned and engaging lecturer. He will focus on science communication so his lecture will be informative to all...

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19 Sep 2014
BSRC Seminar Series: Cell-Autonomous Inhibition of HIV-1 Infection

Prof. Michael Malim (King's College London)
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 19 Sep 2014
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15 Oct 2014
BSRC Seminar Series: Combining three dimensional imaging techniques to study cell morphogenesis in Trypanosoma brucei

Dr Sue Vaughan (Oxford Brookes University, Dept of Biological and Medical Sciences)
Lecture Theatre, BMS: 1:00 PM, 15 Oct 2014
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