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 […]

Biologist discovers new breakthrough gene treatment halting the effects of Cystic Fibrosis

Nanoparticles in action An Edge Hill University Associate Professor in Human Biology has helped discover a breakthrough gene therapy treatment halting the debilitating effects of Cystic Fibrosis. Dr Aristides Tagalakis and his team have found that nanoparticles can be used in gene therapy to regulate and ‘silence’ (stop) the mutated genes responsible for producing thick […]