Biological Sciences

News 2019

All the news from 2019

Graduation, July 2019

Graduation 2019 presentation and reception

2019 Ker Memorial Prize awarded for work on the immune system in Drosophila

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce that the 2019 Ker Memorial Prize has been awarded to Dr Billy Palmer from the School of Biological Sciences.

Global Alliance of Biofoundries launched to boost synthetic biology

A new network has been launched to bring together the world’s leading biofoundries to drive forward synthetic biology research.

Immune system discovery could aid quest for stem cell therapies

A discovery of how stem cells are protected from viruses could inform the development of therapies for use in medicine, research suggests.

Blood cancer’s Achilles’ heel opens door for new treatments

New findings about a fatal form of blood cancer could aid the development of new drugs with significantly less harmful side effects than existing chemotherapy.

World Malaria Day 2019: A New Guide to Malaria Pharmacology

On World Malaria Day 2019, a new resource is available for malaria researchers - the Guide to Malaria Pharmacology has been developed in Edinburgh to facilitate identification of new drugs to combat the disease.