Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

    • Symposium success

      The School of Life Sciences held its annual Research Student Symposium, sponsored by the British Society for Cell Biology, on 25th January.

    • Visiting prof gives bio-advice to government

      David Hill, a visiting professor in ecology at Oxford Brookes University who also runs a consultancy on conservation issues, said money spent on conservation at development sites could often be better spent on extending existing nature reserves or Sites of Special Scientific Interest, or creating new ones in better locations.

    • PhD Student wins BSH prize

      PhD Student wins BSH prize

      Alice Gallienne, one of our 2nd year part-time PhD students, based at the National Haemoglobinopathy Reference Laboratory (part of the Molecular Haematology Group based at Churchill hospital) wins a British Society of Haematology prize.

    • Million ponds project

      Conservation organisations advise that frog spawn and toad spawn or adults from elsewhere should not be introduced because of the risk of bringing in diseases or seeds of alien plant species.

    • 500 celebrate Brookes

      500 celebrate Brookes' Science Bazaar

      Oxford Brookes welcomed over 500 members of the public to its first Science Bazaar on Saturday 14th March 2009, to enjoy a free family day of science and technology.

    • Hidden forest of Mozambique

      Using Google Earth to create an ecological map of the Mozambique highlands, conservationist Julian Bayliss accidentally discovered what is now thought to be the largest piece of mid-altitude rainforest in southern Africa.

    • Society sponsorship for Symposium

      Society sponsorship for Symposium

      Research Student Symposium sponsored by the Society of Experimental Biology and the British Cell Biology Society.

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

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

      Over 80 Year 12 students from schools in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire took part in an array of hands-on activities in the School of Life Sciences as part of ‘Biology Inspires’, organised by UK Recruitment and Partnerships and Aimhigher.

    • Life Sciences sponsors Creator of Eden Project’s lecture

      Life Sciences sponsors Creator of Eden Project’s lecture

      Tim Smit CBE, the creator of the awe inspiring Eden Project and the beautiful Lost Gardens of Heligan addressed a rapt audience at a public lecture on Wednesday evening, 12 November, at Brookes main hall, Gipsy Lane Campus.

    • Olympic success in rowing

      Olympic success in rowing

      Two of our alumnae, Carla Ashford and Caroline O'Connor, have achieved Olympic success in rowing in Beijing, finishing fifth ahead of Australia - congratulations ladies!