Science

York Research Spotlight : Dr Jon Pitchford

Department: Biology Current project(s): Multiple projects including some on the complexity and stability of large biological systems, biosecurity and risk…

Using parasites for pre-emptive cancer diagnosis

Roundworms and cancer are two words that are not often associated with each other, but in recent years there has…

A new biological tool to combat pollution

The term ‘rolling hills’ usually goes hand in hand with images of luscious green pastures, unfortunately, however, in places like…

GMOs, not as bad as you think!

Many people have an obscure and often negative perception of what genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are: blue tomatoes, carrots with…

York Research Spotlight : Dr Peter Mayhew

Department: Biology Current  project: Automatic Acoustic Observatories  – non-invasive long term monitoring  of acoustic species Advice to aspiring scientists: “I made the [initial] mistake of wanting to do everything…

Studying smarter, not harder

As exams approach, success is on everyone’s mind. Hard work is probably going to get you 80% of the way…

What we can learn from the ‘city in the garden’?

With the growing threats posed by global warming, the need for nations to take action is becoming increasingly apparent. Singapore…

Entomophagy: are insects the food of the future?

Imagine being transported 100 years into the future, what will have changed? What will have stayed the same, and what…

York Research Spotlight : Dr Gonzalo Blanco

Department: Biology Current project: Validation of preclinical models of ZAK-linked myopathy Advice to aspiring scientists: “Its a very competitive time,…

The social dynamics of bees

The relations of insects of the order Hymenoptera (bees, ants and wasps) are both unique and peculiar. Not only do…

Microbial Voyagers: Global movement of microbes

Scientists have now quantified the number of viruses that are transported in the clouds and the rate at which they…