Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

    • New home of microscopes will help research thrive

      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.

    • Gatsby at Brookes

      Gatsby at Brookes

      The 21st century has been dubbed “the century of the biosciences”. Advances in biomedical sciences mean that people will live longer so one of the grand challenges the world faces is to feed our ever growing population. Plant scientists are working to ensure this as over the next decades food production will have to double if we are to avoid extensive global famines exacerbated by the effects of climate change on the availability of agricultural land and a shift towards increasing meat consumption.

    • Brookes hosts lecture for the Oxford Festival of Nature

      Brookes hosts lecture for the Oxford Festival of Nature

      Oxford Brookes is taking part in this years’ Oxford Festival of Nature (1-14 June).

    • Research to target neglected infectious diseases in Brazil

      Research to target neglected infectious diseases in Brazil

      In recent weeks, we have focused on four new research projects at Oxford Brookes which have received grants from the Newton Fund.

    • Professor highlights importance of plant science in new videos

      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.

    • Ol Kinyei Conservancy Shortlisted as Protected Area

      Ol Kinyei Conservancy Shortlisted as Protected Area

      The Ol Kinyei conservancy in the Mara ecosystem in Africa, where Oxford Brookes’ Spatial Ecology and Landuse Unit (SELU) has been working to monitor and model the response of the landscape to the expansion of the conservancy, has been shortlisted to be included on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Green List of Protected Areas. At present there are only two IUCN Green List Protected Areas in Africa.

    • Brookes’ Equine Science students present at key research conference

      Brookes’ Equine Science students present at key research conference

      Three students studying BSc Equine Science presented their scientific research in front of a host of industry representatives, students and staff from other universities and colleges at the Alltech-Hartpury Student Conference.

    • Professor Chris Hawes announced as Royal Microscopical Society Honorary Fellow

      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”.

    • Faculty Awarded Athena SWAN Silver

      Faculty Awarded Athena SWAN Silver

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

    • Faculty Awarded Athena SWAN Silver

      Faculty Awarded Athena SWAN Silver

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