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 […]

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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 […]

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Departmental Research at the 2018 Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference

A group of researchers and students from the Biology Department’s Group for Extreme and Marine Microbiology (GEMM) has just returned from their participation on the 2018 Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference in Birmingham – the biggest annual microbiology event in Europe. The team, led by Dr André Antunes presented 6 posters focusing on microbiology of high […]

BSBI training and research grant

Hay meadows, one of Europe’s most biodiverse habitat, was the subject of the PhD research of EHU researcher Elizabeth Sullivan. This work has recently featured on the blog of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Elizabeth studied hay meadow change over a quarter of a century in the Trough of Bowland and then examined how […]

ENTO ’18 The good, the bad and the ugly

National Science Meeting Edge Hill University Wed 29th – Friday 31st Aug 2018 Exploring the importance of lesser studied insects Advancement in entomology is frequently driven by a variety of factors beyond scientific exploration and interest, from ease of sampling and identification or the favouring of more ‘charismatic microfauna’ to difficulties in obtaining resources required […]

Grassland Conservation Conference 14-15 August 2017

Following the successful Conservation Management and Research Conference hosted by the Biology Department in 2014 we are pleased to announce that we will host the inaugural Grassland Conservation Conference (14th-15th August, 2017). The conference aims to overcome the major challenge of dissemination of applied ecological research to conservation practitioners by providing a platform for the […]

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