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Thursday 06 October 2016

Oxford Brookes Biologist wins national Science Communication Award

Bio-Imaging Unit Researcher Dr Louise Hughes MRSB from Oxford Brookes University has been awarded a national Science Communication Award from the Royal Society of Biology.

Friday 29 July 2016

New home of microscopes will help research thrive

The next phase of development at Oxford Brookes is now complete, with the opening this week of the Sinclair Annex.

Tuesday 07 June 2016

Brookes hosts lecture for the Oxford Festival of Nature

Oxford Brookes is taking part in this years’ Oxford Festival of Nature (1-14 June). In its third year, the festival is run by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), in partnership with Oxford City Council and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Thursday 17 March 2016

Research to target neglected infectious diseases in Brazil

In this latest update we look at the UK-Brazil Neglected Infectious Diseases Partnership, being conducted by researchers from the University’s Department of Biological and Medical Sciences.

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Professor highlights importance of plant science in new videos

Four new videos featuring talks by Chris Hawes, Professor of Plant Cell Biology at Oxford Brookes University are now available to watch online. The videos are taken from Professor Hawes’ popular Nature Live talk held at London’s Natural History Museum in October this year.

Thursday 24 September 2015

Ol Kinyei Conservancy Shortlisted as Protected Area

Ol Kinyei Conservancy Shortlisted as Protected Area

Thursday 10 September 2015

New exhibition displays the world through a microscope

A new exhibition exploring the biological world using microscopes is opening in the Glass Tank on Monday (14 September).

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Conservation graduates recognised in prestigious national awards

A number of Oxford Brookes graduates have been recognised in the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Awards 2015.

Monday 27 April 2015

Professor Chris Hawes announced as Royal Microscopical Society Honorary Fellow

An Oxford Brookes academic has been recognised with the highest award offered by the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) for "exceptional contributions to plant sciences".

Friday 24 April 2015

Faculty awarded Athena SWAN Silver

Athena SWAN Silver has been awarded to the Faculty in recognition of their commitment to advancing women's careers in science and medicine in higher education.

Thursday 02 April 2015

Over 1000 people take part in the biggest Brookes Science Bazaar yet

Over 1000 people take part in the biggest Brookes Science Bazaar yet

Friday 27 February 2015

New science pathway for international foundation students

International students can now follow a life sciences foundation pathway if they do not yet meet the academic or English language requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

Friday 27 February 2015

Oxford Brookes to receive £4.1m funding to support biosciences

Oxford Brookes to receive £4.1m funding to support biosciences

Friday 13 February 2015

Faculty Newsletter - February edition released

Read the February 2015 edition of the newsletter now for all the latest research news stories and events from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Wednesday 28 January 2015

2015 Postgraduate Symposium

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences held its annual Postgraduate Research Symposium on 14 January, which brought together research students from across the departments.

Thursday 18 December 2014

Oxford Brookes' REF 2014 results

Our well-established and growing international reputation for research has been confirmed with the publication of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Getting to grips with biology at the Great British Bioscience Festival

Getting to grips with biology at the Great British Bioscience Festival

Wednesday 22 October 2014

International award for work that makes the miniature massive

Dr Louise Hughes wins a New England Bioscience, Passion in Science award for 3D printed organisms.

Thursday 09 October 2014

Funding the Bioscientists of the Future

Doctoral Training Partnership will receive £12.5M funding for bioscientists of the future

Monday 23 June 2014

Student featured in Oxford Mail for shortlisted dissertation

Student featured in Oxford Mail for shortlisted dissertation

Friday 28 February 2014

Ecology and environmental management pathways gain CIEEM accreditation

Oxford Brookes University’s courses in ecology and environmental management recognised through CIEEM accreditation

Friday 21 February 2014

Act for Wildlife videos wild Giant Panda dispersion

The charity Act for Wildlife has posted rare footage of a wild Giant Panda exhibiting natural dispersal behaviour.

Tuesday 18 February 2014

New partnership on Steart Wetlands research project

A new partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Bridgwater College, and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust has launched to conduct research on the UK's largest new coastal wetland.

Friday 14 February 2014

Brookes on the cover of Science

An image by Oxford Brookes biologist Dr John Runions has made the front cover of the world's foremost science journal.

Friday 24 January 2014

New Veterinary Nursing courses launched with Solihull College

Solihull College and Oxford Brookes University have launched two new higher education courses for Registered Veterinary Nurses starting in September.

Thursday 05 December 2013

Brookes gains funding for scanning electron microscope

Brookes, in partnership with the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford University, has been awarded funding to purchase a scanning electron microscope.

Monday 02 December 2013

Brookes awarded £285,688 for groundbreaking biofuel research

The UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research council (BBSRC) has awarded Brookes £285,688 for groundbreaking biofuel research.

Friday 15 November 2013

Brookes PhD alumnus featured in national Google TV ad campaign

Dr Julian Bayliss, Conservation Biologist and Brookes PhD alumnus, was recently the subject of a national TV ad by Google, showcasing how he utilised the search engine’s Earth software to help discover a “lost” rainforest.

Tuesday 17 September 2013

September Faculty and Research Update released!

The latest edition of the Faculty and Research Update has been released. As the new academic year begins, we hope you enjoy reading about recent successes from across the departments.

Thursday 15 August 2013

Dr Tim Shreeve talks to the BBC about the discovery of a rare bumblebee in Oxfordshire

CEEC director Dr Tim Shreeve interviewed by the BBC after the discovery of an unusual type of bumblebee which is all black.

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Students' Academic Achievements Celebrated with Graduation Prizes

Students and graduates from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences were awarded prizes to celebrate their academic achievements at this year’s Graduation ceremonies.

Friday 14 June 2013

Successful Retirement and Alumni Event in Biological and Medical Sciences

A mixture of alumni, past staff, current staff and students came together to celebrate the contribution of a number of staff in the department of Biological and Medical Sciences.

Thursday 30 May 2013

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Annual Careers Event

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Annual Careers Event was held on Thursday 25th April, with 56 representatives from businesses and professional fields attending the large speed-networking event.

Tuesday 09 April 2013

Professor in Biodiversity Conservation wins student award

Prof Stewart Thompson has been voted 'Most inspirational Lecturer' as part of the Oxford Brookes Student Union Teaching Awards.

Monday 08 April 2013

Biology Students’ Society wins award

Biology Students’ Society wins "Best New Students' Society" at the Brookes Student Union Awards

Monday 08 April 2013

Tiger Conservation in the 21st Century

Professor Stewart Thompson's Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Tiger Conservation in the 21st Century

Friday 28 January 2011

Symposium success

Students present research at symposium.

Thursday 21 January 2010

The story of Wildknowledge

Read about the creation of the Brookes' spin out company

Monday 27 July 2009

PhD Student wins BSH prize

Alice Gallienne wins British Society of Haematology prize.

Thursday 30 April 2009

Million ponds project

Pond Conservation promotes its Million Ponds Project.

Friday 20 March 2009

500 celebrate Brookes' Science Bazaar

Members of public enjoy free family day of science and technology at Brookes' first Science Bazaar.

Monday 23 February 2009

Hidden forest of Mozambique

Alumni and conservationist Julian Bayliss discovers the largest piece of mid-altitude rainforest in southern Africa.

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Visiting prof gives bio-advice to government

David Hill reacts to Conservative proposals to stop UK biodiversity loss.

Friday 30 January 2009

Society sponsorship for Symposium

Twenty students present their research at our annual symposium.

Wednesday 14 January 2009

Success in the RAE

Research judged international and world-leading in Allied Health Professions and Biological Sciences.

Wednesday 03 December 2008

School staff ‘inspire’ Y12 pupils through hands-on science.

Over 80 students from local schools take part in ‘Biology Inspires’.

Monday 01 December 2008

Life Sciences sponsors Creator of Eden Project’s lecture.

Tim Smit CBE, inspires students and staff in School before addressing a rapt audience at a Brookes' public lecture.

Wednesday 03 September 2008

EMT student goes wild trackside

Louise Martin, MSc Environmental Management and Technology student investigates potential for snake and lizard habitats around Tube Lines network.

Wednesday 03 September 2008

Olympic success in rowing

Carla Ashford and Caroline O'Connor, 2004 Human Biology alumnae, compete at the Beijing Olympics in the women's eight.

Monday 14 July 2008

Double win at plant symposium

Katja Graumann and Dr Anne Osterrieder, PhD and post-doc students in Life Sciences, scooped top two prizes for research posters at plant symposium.