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BIO Professor Jenny Gill Wins British Ornithologists’ Union Medal

Congratulations to Professor Jenny Gill, who has been awarded the BOU’s Union Medal at their annual conference.   The BOU is an international society that has promoted ornithology...

Diana Bell (BIO) is a partner in a plan to save at-risk species with Lottery funding

Norfolk and Suffolk’s Brecks will get nearly half a million pounds from a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) national award of £4.6 million, for a project to rescue 20 endangered species called ‘Back...

Flower-rich habitats increase survival of bumblebee families

New research involving BIO has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years. The results, which come...

Awards enable talented SCI students to study at UEA

Donor scholarships are making it possible for some of the brightest students in the region to further their studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA). This year’s Scholarships...

Scientists unlock 51.7m-year-old genetic secret to Darwin theory

Scientists have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the Primula flower, first noted as important by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago. Darwin...

BIO propose ten policies to protect vital pollinators

Pesticide regulation, diversified farming systems and long-term monitoring are all ways governments can help to secure the future of pollinators such as bees, flies and wasps, according to...

BIO Attracts over a hundred scientists

BIO attracts over a hundred scientists from all over the UK to a meeting discussing small RNAs and pioneering genetic treatments Scientists from around the world will discuss how genetic...

UK Research and the EU

A referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union (EU) will take place on 23 June 2016. The Royal Society has conducted a 3-part phased project gathering evidence...

BIO Research Colloquium - Friday 8th July

The School of Biological Sciences will hold its annual Colloquium on Friday, July 8 at the Julian Study Centre, where researchers will present their latest work to colleagues and invited...

BIO research into bird DNA shows inbreeding linked to shorter lifespan

Pieces of DNA that predict lifespan are shorter in birds that are inbred – according to new research from UEA's School of Biological Sciences. The findings, published today, mean that...