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



28 Mar 2015
The risks to society of unrestricted antibiotic use

Professor Dame Sally Davies ( )
Dalhousie Building Ľ Old Hawkhill Ľ DD1 5EN, Other: 6:00 PM, 28 Mar 2015

The development of effective antibiotics revolutionised healthcare in the second half of the 20th Century, leading to massive falls in the threat to the public from a range of major diseases. However, the widespread use of these
agents has led to problems of resistance, so that the prospect of resurgence of illnesses such as tuberculosis is now a reality. How society tackles this is now an urgent problem that requires concerted international action.
Dame Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer for England.
This lecture is the inaugural Margaret Fairlie Lecture which is part of the School of Medicine Athena SWAN award celebrations, recognising commitment to advancing women’s careers in science and highlighting some of our successful females.

Please note: events will be filmed for use on the School of Medicine website and overflow theatres will be in operation.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, DD1 5EN

Tickets are free, but booking essential.
For booking tickets or further information contact:
01382 385108 / 388154

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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

Christope Guine (Centre d'╔tudes Biologiques de ChizÚ (CEBC))
Gatty Lecture Theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 01 Apr 2015

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.

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02 Apr 2015
SOI seminar: Ganges river dolphin: Population status, conservation issues and research in Nepal

Prof Shambhu Paudel (Kathmandu Forestry College, Nepal, Assistant Professor for Wildlife)
Gatty Lecture Theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 02 Apr 2015
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02 Apr 2015
Ganges river dolphin: Population status, conservation issues and research in Nepal.

Prof Shambhu Paudel (Assistant Professor for Wildlife/GIS/RS) (Kathmandu Forestry College, Nepal)
SOI/Gatty Lecture Theatre, SOI: 1:00 PM, 02 Apr 2015
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08 Apr 2015
Biology Management Group

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Room 4.14, BMS: 9:30 AM, 08 Apr 2015
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09 Apr 2015

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LT, SOI: 1:00 PM, 09 Apr 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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