Getting serious on foodborne pathogens

How should we deal with the threat of pathogens in our food? How can we use our knowledge of them to improve food safety? Second-year Food Science students discussed these and more questions during a poster session on foodborne pathogens as part of the new module on Food Microbiology. The event – which took place […]

Students and staff involved in Pond restoration

This weekend, staff and students of the Biology and Geography departments at Edge Hill University joined forces with pond researcher Helen Greaves, to restore a local overgrown farmland pond in Halsall. Initially started as part of the British Ecological Society funded ‘Great Twin Pond Dig’ this is the third consecutive year that the pond restoration […]

Microbiologists hoping to discover how bacteria in soil makes antibiotics

Edge Hill microbiologists are hoping to discover how bacteria in soil makes antibiotics, so they can be genetically modified to make more antibiotics in a laboratory setting. Dr Lorena Fernández-Martínez at Edge Hill University is beginning three-years of research* to uncover how harmless bacteria (Streptomyces) make many antibiotics in soil. Yet, when these bacteria are […]

Teaching excellence at Edge Hill University recognised by students

Teaching excellence at one of the North West’s top universities has been recognised by students in the annual National Student Survey. Following a £300m investment programme, Edge Hill University is the best in the region for Learning Resources and in the top three for Learning Opportunities and Academic Support. The University’s Course Teaching received an […]