Biological Sciences

News 2021

All the news from 2021.

Giovanni Stracquadanio awarded EPSRC Early Career Fellowship

Giovanni Stracquadanio, a senior lecturer in synthetic biology and co-director of the Edinburgh Genome Foundry, is the recipient of UK government fellowship that helps early career researchers with the greatest potential to develop world-leading research.

New study challenges understanding of pandemic preparedness and resilience in Africa

Countries in Africa assessed as being least vulnerable to an epidemic were the worst affected by Covid-19, new research suggests.

Tribute and obituary for Professor Richard Carter

Professor Richard Carter, a world-leader in the biology of malaria parasites, died aged 76 on the 4th September 2021.

Nadanai Laohakunakorn awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Nadanai Laohakunakorn, a Chancellor's Fellow in Biotechnology, is the recipient of a UK government fellowship that supports researchers and innovators with outstanding potential.

Diego Oyarzún appointed as Turing Fellow in 2021-22

Commencing in October 2021, Turing Fellows will collaborate with the Alan Turing Institute, providing expertise in their chosen fields of research, contributing to new ideas and driving collaborative projects.

Natural blue food colouring gets eco-friendly production boost

Scientists have developed an environmentally-friendly way of boosting the production and heat stability of a natural blue colouring.