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 […]

Team of Edge Hill researchers and students participate in Extremophiles 2018

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 Extremophiles Conference – the biggest meeting in the world on Life under Extreme Conditions – taking place in Ischia, Italy. The team included Dr André Antunes, Dr Marta Filipa […]

The CHASE is on! Hunting for new microbes and biotechnological applications in the threatened salterns of Cabo Verde

Members of the Biology Department’s Group for Extreme and Marine Microbiology (GEMM) have recently participated in a scientific expedition to the Islands of Cabo Verde. The international, cross-disciplinary team, led by Dr André Antunes, and also including Dr Marta Filipa Simões (Biology), Dr James Rowson (Geography), and Aires da Moura (Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo […]

First Annual Biology-Geography Research Forum

This September saw the first annual joint research forum between the Biology and Geography Departments. Aimed at showcasing postgraduate research, the afternoon saw 12 oral presentations from current PhD and Master’s by Research students as well as posters from the Biology department summer internship students. Research presented ranged from detecting the geological signs of past […]

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 […]

Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR – The England Coastal Path

The Marine and Coastal Access Act (MCAA) came into force in 2009 and was intended to provide an improved system of management and protection for the marine and coast environment of England and Wales1. One of the provisions of the MCAA was the creation of a continuous, well signed, and managed coastal path around the … Continue reading Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR – The England Coastal Path