A summer of genome editing

The School of Biology hosted Nabihah Akhtar, a 6th year pupil at Glenwood High School in Glenrothes, for 4 weeks this Summer on a Nuffield Foundation Research Placement. These placements are particularly aimed at pupils without a family history of …

October 16, 2017 | Nuffield


Breaking Bonds

Dr Ulrich Schwarz-Linek’s research group at the School of Biology have posted a web page called ‘Breaking Bonds’ to explain about pioneering research work they are carrying out on a special type of bacterial binding. Their developing research suggests it …

August 28, 2017 | research


St Andrews Science Discovery Day

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) ran a stand at the University of St Andrews Science Discovery Day event on March 4th.

March 29, 2017 | public


St Andrews Science Discovery Day

SMRU hosted two activities at the Physics and Astronomy building as part of St Andrews Science Discovery Day

March 8, 2017 | public


Teachers together

The School of Biology's Dr Gerald Prescott and Dr Jacqueline Nairn supported the Admissions team at the first 'On the Road' Teachers Together event at SAMS in Oban.

June 27, 2016 | schools


Art for science sake

Professor Frank Gunn-Moore is opening a retrospective exhibition of art works by Samuel Robin Spark at the Patriothall Gallery in Edinburgh, on Thursday 30th June in Edinburgh. Proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Alzheimer's disease research at the …

June 20, 2016 | Art


BBC dementia season

Prof Frank Gunn-Moore of the School of Biology is appearing on 'Brainwaves' on BBC Radio Scotland this week, as part of the BBC's current season about living with dementia.

June 15, 2016 | media


The nature of hummingbirds

Dr Sue Healy of the School of Biology, and fellow researcher Andy Hurly from the University of Lethbridge have been filming a documentary about animal cognition in the wild for the prestigious nature series The Nature of Things.

June 13, 2016 | ecology


BioBlitz 2016

St Andrews BioBlitz took place last week on Friday and Saturday. This is the third year of BioBlitz in St Andrews. This years’ event was attended by children from Crail and Greyfriars schools, home schoolers, volunteers from postgraduate and undergraduate …

June 6, 2016 | ecology


School visit: seaside science

The P4/5 class from Coaltown of Balgonie primary school came to explore the wildlife of the East Sands rock pools with Dr David Ferrier.

May 27, 2016 | schools