School of Life Sciences news

New genetic sensors, developed by scientists at Keele University and the University of Warwick, could function as a lab test device and even as a live monitoring system inside living cells.

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A study co-authored by a Keele University wildlife expert has shed new light on the dangers faced by UK hedgehogs in the run up to their annual hibernation period.

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Dr Naomi Forrester-Soto writes for The Conversation.

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New research led by Professor Toby Bruce has revealed the genetics underpinning a genetic defence allowing maize plants to recruit "bodyguards" against pests.

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Keele University is to host its first virtual open day of 2020 on Saturday 20 June, giving prospective students the opportunity to tour the University from the comfort of their own home.

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Deadly diseases like malaria could be combated by modifying the genetic makeup of mosquitoes to create all-male offspring, according to new research.

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New research led by Keele University will explore how lockdowns across the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak are impacting the lives of urban animals.

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Dr Naomi Forrester-Soto writes for The Conversation UK.

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A synthetic lure developed by researchers at Keele University has offered hopes for controlling mosquito populations in a bid to manage malaria.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Keele’s research and teaching laboratories has been made available to the frontline NHS workers who are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

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A new scientific review by Keele academics has highlighted some of the challenges posed by vertical farming - a novel approach to agriculture.

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The warming climate is having a negative impact on tree reproduction by throwing their seed production systems out of synchronisation, according to a new study co-authored by a Keele researcher.

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International Day of Women in Science

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The closest you’ve ever come to a vampire bat may be a Halloween decoration.

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Dr Islam Sobhy writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University is delighted to welcome Professor Dawn Scott to her new role as Head of the School of Life Sciences.

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Work being led by researchers at Harper Adams University and Keele University is helping to safeguard global food crops against devastation by pests.

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Professor Toby Bruce writes for The Conversation UK.

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Some of Britain’s most ancient trees could be thousands of years younger than previously thought, according to new Keele research.

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Dr Janet Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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Cai Davies Presents Research at International Rheumatism Conference

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Dr Janet Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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Jan Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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New state-of-the-art science facilities at Keele University have been officially opened by renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough today.

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Jan Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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Sophia Daoudi, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Stirling and Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology, Keele University write for The Conversation UK.

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Professor Toby Bruce has secured a full Government inquiry into the role of science and technology in addressing challenges to food security and biodiversity, following his successful pitch to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in January.

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Keele’s Professor Toby Bruce presented his research on food security, environment and crop protection to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee today.

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Jan Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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PGR students invited Life Sciences Staff to celebrate the Birthday of Prophet Muhammed in the School of Life Sciences Common Room.

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Jan Hoole writes for The Conversation UK.

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Congratulations are due to Professor Toby Bruce’s group in the School of Life Sciences, who have been invited to prepare a Stage 2 bid for the Research England Expanding Excellence in England.

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A product developed as part of a Keele University partnership has won the Queen's Award for Innovation.

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Dr Peter Thomas was invited to give a plenary talk in June on 'The future of yew (Taxus baccata) in Europe'.

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Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology writes for The Conversation UK.

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Professor Chris Arme has been awarded the Distinguished Parasitologist prize this week by the World Federation of Parasitologists.

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Katerina presented a poster entitled “Identification of differentially expressed lncRNAs in metformin resistant SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell”.

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Keele University’s Professor Toby Bruce has been awarded a major grant of £1.1million from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to investigate solutions to the rising problem of the Fall Armyworm, in collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Kenya.

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Jan Hoole and Daniel Allen write for The Conversation UK.

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Keele Excellence Awards for Teaching and supporting learning

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The 2018 Kavli Prize for Neuroscience has gone to three scientists who have shed light on the fundamental processes of hearing, and helped to explain deafness.

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Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology, writes for The Conversation UK.

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Dr Naomi Forrester-Soto has joined Keele University’s School of Life Sciences as Reader in Vector Ecology.

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Professor Toby Bruce, Dr William Kirk and Dr Clare Hoskins have just returned from a week-long workshop at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.

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Professor Toby Bruce, with Dr Clare Hoskins and Dr William Kirk have secured a new grant, “Chemical study of insect-plant interactions: a contribution to biorational control of crop pests”.

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Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology has been awarded a Royal Society/Wolfson Awards for a major infrastructure development.

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Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology, Keele University writes for The Conversation UK.

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Keele University’s Chancellor, Jonathon Porritt, CBE officially opened the School of Life Sciences’ £11 million building redevelopment and extension this week.

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A Keele-led research project to provide alternatives to pesticides for the control of thrips pests on cowpeas has just held a workshop at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Dr Joe Roberts, Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Insect Chemical Ecology, took part in a Science Media Centre briefing in London this week, presenting his research on managing crop pests and neonics to an audience including senior journalists from Reuters, the Guardian, Financial Times and BBC News.

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Harvard Forest, part of Harvard University, has extended the Fellowship of Dr Peter Thomas for an unprecedented third year.

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