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Read more at: Experience Postgrad Life Sciences: what is it like to be a PhD student at Cambridge?
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Experience Postgrad Life Sciences: what is it like to be a PhD student at Cambridge?

22 July 2022

We are very pleased to be welcoming the 15 students taking part in the 2022 Experience Postgraduate Life Sciences widening participation internship programme . Selected from over 228 applicants from 70 universities, these undergraduate students will be in Cambridge from 11 July to 2 September, generously hosted by Corpus...


Read more at: Alumni survey reveals positive impacts of the Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership
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Alumni survey reveals positive impacts of the Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership

14 June 2022

A recent survey of all alumni of the Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programmes provides a snapshot of their career trajectories and insights into how the DTP programme helped to launch their careers. Of the 65 responses, all but one of the previous students are currently in employment, with...


Read more at: Researchers in the School of Biological Sciences recognised for exceptional contributions to science

Researchers in the School of Biological Sciences recognised for exceptional contributions to science

13 May 2022

In recognition of exceptional contributions to science and society, Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Professor Anna Philpott and are among eight Cambridge University researchers elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences, with Professor Graham Burton being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. sarah-jayne_blakemore...


Read more at: Cambridge’s global reputation in Biological Sciences recognised in REF 2021
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Cambridge’s global reputation in Biological Sciences recognised in REF 2021

12 May 2022

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the global impact of Cambridge’s research, confirming our strength in quality and impact across the Biological Sciences. The nine Departments and four inter-disciplinary research institutes within the School of Biological Sciences largely...


Read more at: Pilkington Prizes for Teaching awarded to Sue Jones and Tim Weil

Pilkington Prizes for Teaching awarded to Sue Jones and Tim Weil

16 March 2022

This year's Pilkington Prizes for Teaching Excellence in the School of Biological Sciences have been awarded to Sue Jones, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience and Tim Weil, Deputy Head of School for Undergraduate Strategy and Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology.


Read more at: Spotlight on...

Spotlight on...

11 March 2022

In this new Spotlight on series, we bring you interviews with the fascinating and diverse individuals who make up the School of Biological Sciences. First in this new series is Nerea Irigoyen - we will be featuring more members of our inspirational community over the coming months.


Read more at: Celebrating International Women's Day 2022

Celebrating International Women's Day 2022

8 March 2022

On this International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the roles women play in supporting and inspiring our community. We have asked some of our members to tell us about the women who have had a profound impact on their careers. Find out more about International Women's Day .


Read more at: Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution

Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution

27 April 2017

A common insect larva that eats beeswax has been found to break down chemical bonds in the plastic used for packaging and shopping bags at uniquely high speeds. Scientists say the discovery could lead to a biotechnological approach to the polyethylene waste that chokes oceans and landfills. Read the full story here >


Read more at: UK Golden Triangle Challenge

UK Golden Triangle Challenge

10 October 2016

GSK Discovery Partnerships with Academic (DPAc)


Read more at: BBSRC IAA Pump-prime funding

BBSRC IAA Pump-prime funding

15 July 2016

The Bioscience Impact Team were delighted to be able to provide funding from the BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account for nine pump-prime projects over the summer.