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Welcome to the School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences covers a wide spectrum of biological and medical sciences in both teaching and research. Expertise in the School spans molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, anatomy and zoology. The School aims to achieve Excellence in Education, both in its own undergraduate science and postgraduate MSc degrees and with the major contributions it makes to professional courses in Medicine, Pharmacy and Dietetics. The School has a substantial research portfolio and strives to achieve research excellence across this range.

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Research

Groups

Highlights

Does germ plasm accelerate evolution?

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A new study challenges a long held belief about the way certain species of vertebrate evolved.

BIG Data - BIG Science

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Professor Kevin Morgan from the School of Life Sciences and his colleagues from the Nottingham Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Research Group made a substantial contribution in the discovery of 20 new genetic links to Alzheimer's Disease.

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Life Sciences Seminar Programme Autumn 2014

Publications

An immunological marker of tolerance to infection in wild rodents

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Jackson JA1, Hall AJ2, Friberg IM3, Ralli C2, Lowe A2, Zawadzka M4, Turner AK4, Stewart A1, Birtles RJ5, Paterson S4, Bradley JE2, Begon M4

Stochastic specification of primordial germ cells from mesoderm precursors in axolotl embryos

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Chatfield, J., O'Reilly, M-A., Bachvarova, R. F., Ferjentsik, Z., Redwood, C., Walmsley, M., Patient, R., Loose, M. & Johnson, A. D.

Acquisition of Germ Plasm Accelerates Vertebrate Evolution

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Teri Evans, Christopher M. Wade, Frank A. Chapman, Andrew D. Johnson, Matthew Loose

STAT1-cooperative DNA binding distinguishes type 1 from type 2 interferon signaling

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Begitt, A, Droescher M, Meyer T, Schmid, CD, Baker M, Antunes F, Owen MR, Naumann R, Decker T & Vinkemeier U

Accelerated growth in the absence of DNA replication origins

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Hawkins, M., Malla, S., Blythe, M. J., Nieduszynski, C. A. & Allers, T.

Temperature triggers immune evasion by Neisseria meningitidis

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Loh E, Kugelberg E, Tracy A, Zhang Q, Gollan B, Ewles H, Chalmers R, Pelicic V, Tang CM.

Uncovering the genome-wide transcriptional responses of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger to lignocellulose using RNA sequencing

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Delmas S, Pullan ST, Gaddipati S, Kokolski M, Malla S, Blythe MJ, Ibbett R, Campbell M, Liddell S, Aboobaker A, Tucker GA, Archer DB

RAD-Seq derived markers flank the shell colour and banding loci of the Cepaea nemoralis supergene

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Richards PM, Liu MM, Lowe N, Davey JW, Blaxter ML, Davison A

Microbial modification of host long-distance dispersal capacity

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Goodacre SL, Martin OY, Bonte, D, Hutchings, L, Woolley C, Ibrahim K, Thomas CFG, Hewitt GM

Mitochondrial DNA reveals multiple introductions of domestic chicken in East Africa

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Mwacharo JM, Bjørnstad G, Mobegi V, Nomura K, Hanada H, Amano T, Jianlin H, Hanotte

ERK phosphorylation of MED14 in promoter complexes during mitogen-induced gene activation by Elk-1

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Galbraith MD, Saxton J, Li L, Shelton SJ, Zhang HM, Espinosa JM, Shaw PE

Distinct and opposing roles for Rab27a/Mlph/MyoVa and Rab27b/Munc13-4 in mast cell secretion

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Singh RK, Mizuno K, Wasmeier C, Wavre-Shapton ST, Recchi C, Catz SD, Futter C, Tolmachova T, Hume AN, Seabra MC

Adenosine-A3 receptors in neutrophil microdomains promote the formation of bacteria-tethering cytonemes

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Corriden R, Self T, Akong-Moore K, Nizet V, Kellam B, Briddon SJ, & Hill SJ

Postgraduate Research

There is a large cohort of early career researchers, comprising postdoctoral research fellows, over 300 postgraduate research students, together with highly skilled technical staff underpinning the research activities.
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Applications

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PhD Funding

School Funded PhD Studentships Available

Nottingham Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC) Studentships Available

Read about BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Biotechnology & Biological Sciences on the Graduate website »

Impact

Impact

Teaching

Our teaching is research-led and integrative, ensuring that our courses are at the cutting edge and that our students are prepared for the future.

Science Foundation

Undergraduate Study

Undergraduates at work

We provide excellence in teaching in a wide range of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Students can choose between 3 years BSc (Hons) and
4 years MSci (Hons) degrees in

Postgraduate Taught

We offer an extensive range
of high-quality taught Masters’
programmes, covering a range
of specialist courses
‘from molecules to man’.

Leading Higher Education

The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK top 10 by The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014. In accordance with the table's criteria, successful universities have high-quality staff and lectures, well-structured courses, good accommodation and good community atmosphere.

Staff mentoring hub

News & Events

Diabetic neuropathy and failure of nerve regeneration

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26/11/2014
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The speaker for this seminar is Dr Natalie Gardiner (University of Manchester).

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Film highlighting importance of Technical Support Staff at the University of Nottingham and School of Life Sciences receives award

Raising the profile of technicians

Newsletter 

Athena Swan

Athena SWAN awards champion good working practices to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics. The School of Life Sciences seeks to go beyond this with our flagship policy of fairness and equality of opportunity for all. We are committed to provide a positive and supporting environment for all our staff and students. This is exemplified by our successful bid for Athena Swan Silver Status and our endeavour to roll out best practice to all staff and student groups.

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