Institute for Life Sciences


Lettuce on Mars project team

Southampton students aiming to put the first life on Mars

11 December 2014

Students from the University of Southampton are aiming to put the first life on Mars.

Matt Cotton & Prutha Patel

Wellcome Image Awards Exhibition

9 December 2014

Scientists from the University of Southampton visit the Basingstoke Willis Museum to increase neuroscience understanding in the general public.

Minister for Universities Science and Cities, Greg Clark visits the Hybrid Biodevices lab at the Institute for Life Sciences

20 November 2014

The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP today visited the world-leading Centre for Hybrid Biodevices at the Institute for Life Sciences.

The visit was part of an invitation by the Research Council Chief Executives to showcase the excellent research in Life Sciences at the University of Southampton. The tour also coincided with the Minister opening the new Advanced Composite Materials Facility within Chemistry department.

New artwork celebrates interdisciplinary work in the Life Sciences

17 October 2014

Artist Pauline Pratt, who combines art and science in her work, has produced an artwork to celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of research into nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) for the Institute for life Sciences (IfLS) at the University of Southampton.

British company racing to contain Ebola

10 October 2014

High-tech British company Primerdesign Ltd, a spin-off company from the University of Southampton, has developed a fast and simple diagnostic test solution specific to the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

Image of Dr Carare

Southampton researchers receive dementia funding boost

19 September 2014

Three researchers at the University of Southampton will benefit from close to £200,000 of extra funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The important boost will enable dementia researchers based at the University to continue with their pioneering studies. This funding comes ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day on Sunday 21 September, which aims to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Image of Dr Amrit Mudher

South Coast dementia researchers united by charity funding boost

3 September 2014

Dementia researchers along the South Coast, from Brighton to Bournemouth, will be unified in their goal to defeat dementia.

Image of Professor Robert Read

Vaccines can cut the spread of meningitis by nearly 40 per cent

19 August 2014

Investigators at the University of Southampton have discovered that two new vaccines can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person.

Extensive lung destruction

New study to improve tuberculosis treatments

8 August 2014

The University of Southampton has been awarded $1.4 million (approximately £833,260) to develop new treatments to fight tuberculosis.

Dr Mariana Vargas-Caballero

Pupils attend the first University Technical College Summer School

6 August 2014

30 budding scientists from Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire attended South Wiltshire University Technical College’s first summer school last week. The young scientists and engineers aged 11-16 spent the week meeting major employers and experts from the University of Southampton and learning more about careers and technology.