Month: March 2014

Julia Webb talks forensics to Womens Institute

All the biosciences lecturers have activities outside lectures; it keeps us up to date with current research (enabling us to provide interesting and stimulating lectures), broadens our interests, promotes the university and the biosciences degrees to a wider…

Adam and the ‘Ants’

Ant documentary “Planet Ant” was up for a Royal Television Award on March 18th and as a co-presenter Adam went along to the Award Ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on March 18th. The programme was…

Dissertation focus: Will Carpenter’s woodland ecology project

For my dissertation, I wanted to test a plant bioindicator system devised by Ellenberg (a German biologist, botanist and ecologist) based on the environmental requirements of each species within a community. This system uses plant communities to indicate…

#uniglos student lands DPhil at Oxford

HUGE congratulations from the Biosciences team to Mel Evans on landing this great postgraduate research position! Very well deserved after three years of dedication to her studies. Here Mel writes about the experience of applying for a doctoral position…

Dissertation focus: Shantelle Dandy’s project on gene expression in bacteria

There are many opportunities to undertake microbial and molecular projects on the Biosciences courses at the University of Gloucestershire. For my dissertation I focused on molecular biology, on a project entitled ‘Investigating the methylation of genes differentially expressed…

Planet Ant Nominated for Royal Television Society Award

For a month, Professor Adam Hart of the University of Gloucestershire and entomologist Dr George McGavin captured every aspect of life in a colony of ants.  They used time-lapse cameras, microscopes and radio tracking technology to bring us…

Cells to Organisms on Adam Henson’s farm

On Thursday students on NS4202 Cells to Organisms visited Cotswold Farm Park. The park is run by Adam Henson, probably best known for his work on BBC’s Countryfile, and is the home of Rare Breeds Conservation. The Rare…

Bioscience student Chris Wood gives public lecture

On Wednesday 26th Feb, final year undergraduate Biosciences student Chris Wood gave a public lecture to a large audience at St Mary Redcliffe church in Bristol as part of the British Science Assocation’s lecture series. Entitled “The Roots…