5 March 2014
Director of Interdisciplinary Research Professor Guy Poppy, one of the UK’s leading experts on food systems and food security, has been appointed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as its Chief Scientific Adviser.
17 February 2014
Scientists are warning we are undertaking “the greatest challenge we have ever faced” in trying to get more from the earth to feed the world’s growing population.
7 February 2014
An interdisciplinary study led by Dr Ali Tavassoli, a Reader in chemical biology at the University of Southampton and member of the Institute for Life Sciences, has shown for the first time that ‘click chemistry’ can be used to assemble DNA that is functional in human cells, which paves the way for a purely chemical method for gene synthesis.
9 January 2014
An international team of scientists has, for the first time, revealed the colour scheme of an extinct marine animal using fossilised skin pigment from three multi-million-year old marine reptiles.
26 November 2013
Researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Quebec and Montreal, have developed a new microsystem for more efficient testing of pharmaceutical drugs to treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, MG (myasthenia gravis) and epilepsy.
25 November 2013
Southampton will remain at the forefront of ground breaking cancer research through new funding from Cancer Research UK. The charity will invest up to £4million over three years to help get new treatments and diagnostics to cancer patients sooner.
22 November 2013
The aim of the outreach event is to spread information about neuroscience research in Southampton to lower 6th form students from Hampshire and surrounding counties. It also serves as an opportunity to enthuse students to take up studies at the University of Southampton.
This year the University attracted over 120 students from 15 different schools across Hampshire and Dorset.
18 November 2013
Pioneering research by the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) that could transform the care of cancer patients or people with infections in their own homes has received a significant grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
1 November 2013
Professor Bharathram Ganapathisubramani from the University of Southampton and a member of the Institute for Life Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize.
18 October 2013
The IfLS today hosted a poster session for all the PhD students with research projects sponsored by the IfLS.