International Day of Women and Girls in Science public lecture

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we welcome you to a public lecture by Professor Dame Linda Partridge: Ageing Healthily: Extending Lifespans and Improving Health Friday 10 November, 1pm at the Byre Theatre (Rescheduled from …

September 20, 2017 | Uncategorized


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 | Uncategorized


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 | Uncategorized


STEM for Britain

STEM for Britain, a poster competition at Westminster, aims to strengthen the dialogue between Parliament and the science community and gives early-career researchers the opportunity to present their work in London. For the Biological and Biomedical session, 60 early career …

June 23, 2017 | Uncategorized


Bring your kids to work day

We held the Biology Department’s second “Bring your kids to work day” this week. Thursday 4th May was an inset day so local schoolchildren had the day off school. Prof. Will Cresswell provided a fantastic schedule for the sixteen kids, …

May 9, 2017 | Uncategorized


Teaching Excellence awards

Congratulations to Prof Will Cresswell and Dr Rona Ramsay, who received Teaching Excellence awards at the annual award ceremony this week. Will was recognised with a University Teaching Excellence award for his sustained contribution to the development and delivery of training in quantitative …

May 3, 2017 | Uncategorized


Work-life balance in marine mammal science

A new article on the challenges of work-life balance in marine mammal science has just come out – published (appropriately) in the journal Marine Mammal Science.  This opinion piece from Sascha Hooker at the Sea Mammal Research Unit here in …

April 18, 2017 | Uncategorized


Speaker suggestions for International Day of Women and Girls in Science

In preparation for next year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the School’s Equality and Diversity Committee would like your suggestions for an eminent female scientist to invite to speak about her work in February 2018. As you may …

April 13, 2017 | Uncategorized


Welcome to Caroline Kosiol

Carolin Kosiol is a new Lecturer in Bioinformatics. She works on problems at the intersection of computer science, maths and evolutionary biology. In particular, she wants to understand how natural selection has shaped the genomes of great apes and how …

April 12, 2017 | Uncategorized


New Head of School – Dr Clare Peddie

I’d like to extend my warm congratulations to Dr Clare Peddie, who has been confirmed as the next Head of the School of Biology. Clare will take up the post on 1 August 2017 when I step down after 3 …

April 12, 2017 | Uncategorized