Institute for Life Sciences


Save the date - 23 February 2015 - Damaris Gala Screening

29 January 2015

Damaris, in partnership with Age UK Southampton is hosting a red carpet Gala Screening on 23rd February at the Southampton Student Union Building.

Image credit: Wiedenmann & D'Angelo

Multi-copy genes extend the adaptation potential of reef corals to environmental stress.

29 January 2015

Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered the genetic basis which allows corals to produce their stunning range of colours. Their finding suggests that the repertoire of reef corals’ stress responses is larger than previously thought.

Biological crystallography

Latest achievements highlighted in special journal issue

16 January 2015

Latest developments in crystallography have been featured in a special edition of the prestigious academic journal Acta Crystallographica D, edited by Dr Ivo Tews, lecturer in Structural Biology at the University of Southampton. It brings together 16 articles examining existing technologies and future developments in modern structural biology, assembled by leading researchers in the field.

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.