Institute for Life Sciences


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 Hybrid Biodevices Lab 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Southampton researchers amongst the world’s ‘most influential scientific minds’

4 August 2014

A number of cutting-edge researchers from the University of Southampton have been named amongst the world’s most frequently cited, according to a new publication from Thomson Reuters.

RAE awards Research Fellowship to Biomedical Engineer

29 July 2014

Dr Alex Dickinson, an early career academic whose research aims to develop more comfortable and durable prosthetic limbs for amputees, has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).

Students are aided in their understanding of biomedical engineering

24 July 2014

From 7th to 10th July, twenty-four students from across the UK attended a Biomedical Engineering course at the University of Southampton. Sponsored by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and organised by The Smallpeice Trust, the four-day residential programme provided 15 and 16 year old students with an understanding about the captivating world of biomedical engineering and encouraged them to take up careers in this sector.