Calling young Marine Mammal Scientists…

12.5.2015: Sonja Heinrich (MSc Marine Mammal Science course director) was out recruiting future marine (mammal) scientists in a slightly different age group than usual. The Scottish Fisheries Museum is hosting a Whaling exhibition (“Poles apart-changing attitudes to whaling in the 20th century”) …

May 13, 2015 | museum


Animal Cultures – on the road again!

Animal Cultures – a joint Biology/Psychology exhibit is once more ‘on the road’… It’s easy to think of human culture as uniquely isolating us from nature and basic evolutionary processes. Our research has instead revealed cultural processes of varying complexity …

April 17, 2015 | BBSRC


Dundee Science Centre Pi

As part of the 2015 Women in Science Festival, St Andrews graduate Dr James McDonagh, PhD student Rosanna Alderson of the University’s School of Chemistry, Dr Daniel Barker and Dr Heleen Plaisier of the School of Biology took five Raspberry …

March 18, 2015 | public


Bioinformatics on the Raspberry Pi computer – Meet the Expert

As part of the 2015 Women in Science Festival, this Pi Day – 14th March – Rosanna Alderson, James McDonagh, Heleen Plaisier and Daniel Barker will be demonstrating 4273pi (http://eggg.st-andrews.ac.uk/4273pi) at the Dundee Science Centre. “Meet the Expert” Saturday 14th …

March 11, 2015 | public


Public Engagement Officer Vacancy

The University of St Andrews is seeking a dynamic, innovative individual with extensive experience of public engagement with science to be our Public Engagement Officer. This is a fixed term post for 2 years in the first instance… Link to …

November 28, 2014 | BBSRC


Great British Bioscience pulls in the crowds!

Scientists from the University of St Andrews presented one of the selected exhibit displays in the Great British Bioscience Festival in London, the culmination of this year’s celebrations by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) of its 20th …

November 23, 2014 | BBSRC


Animal Cultures pilot at Edinburgh Zoo

This week the Biology and Psychology collaborative exhibit about Animal Cultures is piloting at Edinburgh Zoo. The exhibit, which is part of the BBSRC Great British Bioscience Festival 2014, is a collaboration between Prof Andrew Whiten, Prof Kevin Laland, Dr Luke Rendell, Dr Christian Rutz, Dr Alex Thornton (University of …

September 25, 2014 | BBSRC


Forfar Academy Pi

The University of St Andrews hosted a visit from Forfar Academy  on Monday August 18th, to help an enthusiastic group of S5 pupils begin to explore the use of computers in biology. Dr Daniel Barker  of the University’s School of …

August 25, 2014 | research


Night in the Museum

Children from Fife primary schools had a spooky dark safari  in the Bell Pettigrew Museum recently on – of all days – Friday 13th of June! Working in pairs over 60 children explored the museum by torchlight to discover the answers to the museum …

June 24, 2014 | museum


Kilgraston Pi

University of St Andrews staff visited Kilgraston school, at Bridge of Earn in Perthsire on Friday June 6th to help an enthusiastic group of S5/S6 pupils begin to explore the mysteries of computational biology. Dr Daniel Barker and Dr Heleen Plaisier of the …

June 11, 2014 | public