Biology students win Global Challenges Program

School of Biology students Salma Ali and Radhe Kumar were the winners of this year’s Global Challenges Program with their entry “A plan to nurture and maintain a thriving diverse and inclusive community in the University of St. Andrews”.  Their …

August 29, 2020 | Celebrating success

Election to the Academic Senate

A member of the School of Biology, Dr Tracey Gloster, has been elected by her peers to represent the Life Sciences constituency on Academic Senate. Senate provides academic governance within the University and considers business associated with research, learning and …

June 2, 2020 | Celebrating success

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