Ailsa Hall: Inaugural lecture

On Wednesday 12 February 2020, Professor Ailsa Hall gave her inaugural lecture entitled “The No. 1 Ladies Disease Detective Agency: from mortuaries to marine mammals”.  The recorded lecture can be found here. Ailsa is Director of the Sea Mammal Research …

February 21, 2020 | Celebrating success


Nature article on privacy and role models

Sascha Hooker, the School of Biology E&D Chair, has written an article entitled ‘Academics must balance privacy and honesty to become great role models’, which was published as a Nature article. Sascha draws on her own experiences to discuss the …

January 12, 2020 | Celebrating success


Young Scientist Award

Many congratulations to Dr Barbara Klump who has been awarded the 2019 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists in the Category “Ecology and Environment”. The prize (10,000 USD) is annually awarded for outstanding doctoral research in the previous two …

November 22, 2019 | Celebrating success


Success in the 2019 promotions round

Many congratulations to our staff who were successful in the annual promotions round: Tracey Gloster and Carlos Penedo have been promoted to Reader. This is a very well deserved recognition of talent and hard work, congratulations!

August 23, 2019 | Celebrating success


Professor Sascha Hooker

Professor Sascha Hooker joined in the graduation celebrations on Thursday 6 December when she was appointed to the position of professor alongside other colleagues from across the University. As is customary, new professors are presented with a book of their …

January 15, 2019 | Celebrating success


Two members elected to the Young Academy of Scotland

Two members from the School of Biology, Dr Ellen Garland and Dr Nathan Bailey, were elected as members of the Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) in the latest round. YAS was established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh as a …

August 5, 2018 | Celebrating success


Success in the 2018 promotions round

Many congratulations to the seven members of staff who were successful in the annual promotions round: Sonja Heinrich, Ildiko Somorjai and Judith Sleeman have been promoted to Senior Lecturer. Lars Boehme and Carl Smith have been promoted to Reader. Andy …

June 29, 2018 | Celebrating success


School of Biology receives an Athena Swan silver award

The School of Biology is delighted to be awarded an Athena Swan silver award. This is the culmination of work by the Biology Equality and Diversity committee, led by Sascha Hooker, on behalf of all staff and students who  responded …

May 7, 2018 | Celebrating success


Royal Society 2017 URF Success

Two of our postdoctoral researchers, Ellen Garland and Lauren Guillette, were awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowships in this year’s competition.  This is a fantastic achievement for the department to receive two of these prestigious awards.  Lauren has now accepted …

September 11, 2017 | Celebrating success


Success in the 2017 promotions round

Many congratulations to the seven members of staff who were successful in the annual Promotion round: Clare Peddie, Sue Healy and Christian Rutz were promoted to Professor. David Ferrier and Michael Morrissey were promoted to Reader. Gerald Prescott and Jacqueline …

August 23, 2017 | Celebrating success