Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:38:00 GMT
The Graduate School in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) hosted the final of their 'Science Den' event on Thursday 16 February 2017, where six teams of postgraduate students and post-doctoral research staff pitched their ideas of the perfect 'biological tool' to a panel of judges
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:03:00 GMT
In 2015, a study conducted by Amy Bowman as part of her PhD at the University of Glasgow in conjunction with the ScottishSPCA, showed that classical music was capable of reducing the stress levels of dogs housed in a ScottishSPCA rescue centre in Dumbarton
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:28:00 GMT
Institute members have secured funds to support two major projects, one to develop of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control, and another to better understand how people in endemic communities manage their infection risk of parasitic disease Schistosomiasis.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:38:00 GMT
Scientists from the University of Glasgow, working with major companies in the aquaculture industry BioMar Ltd and Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd, have discovered a ‘simple test’ to aid the diagnosis of a significant disease which affects Atlantic salmon which could save millions to the industry.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:41:00 GMT
Researchers from the University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh hosted a workshop on comparative aspects of telomere biology. The aim of the workshop was to bring together biologists from different backgrounds, and at different career stages, with research interests in the causes and consequences of variation in telomere length.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:54:00 BST
"Communities Against Rabies Exposure” (CARE) is a community engagement project coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation. The Tanzanian component of the CARE project is led by the University of Glasgow and the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. The project is a finalist in the NCCPE Engage Competition and is the University of Glasgow Engagement Project of the Year 2016.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:16:00 BST
Researchers from the University of Glasgow and University of the State of Sao Paulo (UNESP) held a workshop this month in Brazil to explore perspectives for research in veterinary sciences between our universities.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:43:00 BST
The annual PhotoSCENE natural history photography competition is co-hosted by the Glasgow Natural History Society and the Institute, and aims to promote interest in natural history and the work of the Scottish Centre for Ecology & the Natural Environment (SCENE).
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:01:00 BST
Afterglow—a science-art collaboration between Institute researcher Dr Paddy Brock and artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith of Boredomresearch—has won The Lumen Prize 'Moving Image Award'. The Lumen Prize is a prestigious digital art prize. Afterglow was part of the Wellcome Trust-funded Silent Signal project that brought together six artists working with animation together with six leading biomedical scientists to create new experimental artworks.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:18:00 BST
Professor Sarah Cleaveland has been honoured by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for her “outstanding contributions to veterinary science” and named as a “true champion of One Health” research.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:03:00 BST
Scientists have been able to use genetics to predict future outbreaks of vampire bat rabies virus (VBRV) on the Pacific coast of South America within four years – a scenario potentially affecting wildlife conservation, agriculture and human health.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:03:00 BST
Institute researchers together with collaborators at University of Exeter have tracked the behaviour of seabirds migrating across the Atlantic to better understand how these animals use the marine environment and find out where they might come into conflict with human activities. The research reveals the Canary Current, a wind-driven ocean upwelling off the west coast of Africa, is a key hotspot for migrating seabirds.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:27:00 BST
Dr Kathryn Elmer, a Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology in the Institute, has been named a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Science (YAS). YAS fosters interdisciplinary activities among emerging leaders from the disciplines of science and humanities, the professions, the arts, business and civil society.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:45:00 BST
Professor Keith Vickerman, zoologist, was born on March 21, 1933. He was appointment to the John Graham Kerr chair in zoology in 1979, and then a few years later, appointed to the regius chair of zoology. He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1970, a fellow of the Royal Society in 1984 and a founder and fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998. He was a world authority on protozoa. He died of pancreatic cancer on June 28, 2016, aged 83.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:43:00 BST
The Zoological Society of London has awarded Dr Heather Ferguson the ZSL Scientific Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in the field, given to research scientists with no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience for distinguished work in zoology. The award cited her work on the ecology and control of African malaria vectors over the past 12 years, as part of a longstanding research and training partnership with the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:55:00 BST
Dr. Markus Borner, an honorary professor at the University of Glasgow and the former Director of Frankfurt Zoological Society’s (FZS) Africa Programme, has recently been awarded the highly-prestigious Blue Planet environmental prize in recognition of his work on wildlife and ecosystem conservation in Africa over the past 40 years.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:56:00 BST
A team of researchers from the Institute have developed techniques to recreate a personalised diary of an animal’s lifetime. The research allows researchers to recreate nutritional timelines that illuminate the past experiences of Serengeti wildebeest by looking only at the animals’ tail hair.
Thu, 12 May 2016 12:59:00 BST
Dr Tiziana Lembo, a Research Fellow in the Institute, has been awarded the Patrick Neill medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for her breadth of expertise in veterinary medicine, data analysis, epidemiology of zoonotic disease, and public and animal health in the developing world.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:00:00 BST
DISCUSSION | Katie Hampson, Reader in the Institute, discusses how mobile phones are providing a crucial tool in the elimination of rabies from Africa. The initiative, using old handsets, halves rates of the disease in Tanzania, and is now being widened to other health issues.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:04:00 GMT
New Institute research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology describes how humans and lions can coexist through the creation of community conservancies. These are privately protected areas that engage local people in conservation and ecotourism. Conservancies can help stem the unrelenting loss of lions, whose population has been in decline across Africa, and pose a viable solution to an old problem.
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:30:00 GMT
Researchers at the University of Glasgow, including Institute researchers, have been awarded funding to three projects that will expand work on the Zika virus. Dr Heather Ferguson will lead a grant looking at the ecology of Zika transmission in Ecuador and Colombia. Two other projects in at the College of MVLS will investigate the pathogenesis of Zika-induced disease (Prof Willison, III) and will structurally characterise the virus (Dr Bhella, CVR).
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
The Scottish Government has today announced the re-commissioning of EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks. For the next 5 years EPIC will be led from the University of Glasgow, led by Prof Dominic Mellor (School of Veterinary Medicine) and funds researchers in both the School and the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:27:00 GMT
Congratulations to Professor Pat Monaghan who won the Postdoc Mentor of the Year award on Thursday 3rd March, at the University Research Staff Conference. This is the second time in a row an Institute member has won the award.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:00:00 GMT
An Institute research project has led to the University of Glasgow being shortlisted for a Guardian University Award in the International Projects category. The project is work of a team of Institute researchers and is led by Reader Dr Katie Hampson. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 16 March at a ceremony in London, after which we will be able to reveal the full story behind the shortlisted project.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:28:00 GMT
The BBSRC have published a report today that describes how research by Institute and Boyd Orr Centre for Population & Ecosystem Health researchers is informing Government policy in Tanzania on the best way to address foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the country.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:28:00 GMT
Institute researchers Prof Neil Evans, Dr Michelle Bellingham & Dr Jane Robinson have been introducing high school students to the science of hormones in a public engagement project funded by the Wellcome Trust. ‘What’s the Grey Matter with Gregory’ was a collaboration between Cinelive and BFI Education to provide an immersive educational cinema event for 12–15 yr olds based on the film Gregory’s Girl—Bill Forsyth’s 1981 cult classic about awkward adolescent romance.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:01:00 GMT
A parasite which kills thousands of people each year in sub-Saharan Africa arose comparatively recently, and its unusual sex life may lead to its own extinction. Researchers in the Institute reveal that T.b. gambiense, the main cause of sleeping sickness, has existed for thousands of years without reproducing sexually. The team show that T.b. gambiense jumped into to humans in the past 10,000 with present day populations all descended from a single ancestor.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:37:00 GMT
Back in September 2015, we featured the first rare glimpses of rare Peruvian animals taken in camera traps—part of the Sustainable Manu conservation project run by PhD student Andy Whitworth & Research Fellow Dr Ross McLeod. Late last year the team released new footage that has captured some of the Amazon’s rarest and most elusive wildlife on video.
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 08:46:00 GMT
A study looking at how DNA changes with body size may help scientists to explain why taller individuals tend to have shorter lives. The new findings, based on wild house sparrows, show how changes in DNA that are linked to ageing and lifespan take place as body size gets bigger. The study, a collaboration between the Institute's Prof Pat Monaghan and Prof Bernt-Erik Sæther's team at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:02:00 BST
The Institute's Professor Sarah Cleaveland has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Membership is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine, and recognises individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service. Professor Cleaveland was elected to NAM as a result of her years of work and research into zoonotic and livestock diseases in developing countries.
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:16:00 BST
Plants and animals, including humans, show strong seasonal cycles in health, behaviour and abundance, but these 'rhythms of life' are being disrupted, according to a study published this week by nine members of the Institute with researchers from 26 other institutions worldwide. The study highlights a clear need to work across disciplines to fully understand the impacts of seasonal disruption, and the extent to which we can adapt to change.
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:48:00 BST
A series of remarkable new camera trap videos reveal the first ever footage of a critically endangered bird, the Sira currasow. The images come from a project in the Sira Communal Reserve of Peru, co-led by Institute researcher Andy Whitworth together with Andy Beirne at the University of Exeter. It has also confirmed the presence of the vulnerable spectacled bear, on which the children’s character Paddington Bear is based.
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 09:00:00 BST
Institute researchers join an African-European network of scientists who are cooperating on the project: Linking biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services in the Serengeti-Mara Region, East Africa—Drivers of change, causalities and sustainable management strategies (AfricanBioservices). The four-year project had its official launch last week in Seronera, Serengeti National Park.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:33:00 BST
Members of the Institute’s Marine Science Group have published evidence that supports a clearly defined depth limit of 600 metres for deep-sea fishing in Europe. Reporting in the journal Current Biology, the study suggests trawling deeper causes greater ecological damage despite a reducing benefit to fishermen.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:46:00 BST
In the animal world, sexual reproduction can involve males attempting to entice or force females to mate with them, even if they are not initially interested. A new study on guppies led by Senior Research Fellow Dr Shaun Killen together with a team at the University of Exeter explored how this behaviour can lead to physiological changes, much like those in athletes who train to perform better.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:23:00 BST
Sea lice are the biggest threat to the welfare of farmed Atlantic salmon and the sustainability of fish farming across the world. But increasing resistance of lice to chemical treatment means we need an alternative. A team from the Institute have developed a simple protocol to breed fish that are resistant to sea lice, and have produced a mathematical model that predicts that chemical treatment could be unnecessary after 10 generations of selection.
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:35:00 BST
A research study led by the Institute has found that low-level persecution of badger setts may perpetuate bovine TB hotspots. The research, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), is the first study to highlight the potential importance of badger population disturbance, other than officially sanctioned Government culling, in sustaining the bTB epidemic.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:43:00 BST
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:40:00 BST
New research by Dr Shaun Killen, Senior Research Fellow in the Institute, made a media splash this week. The research looked at whether intensive fishing (more often the hook for debates on fish stocks) could be driving evolutionary changes that render fish of the future less catchable? Their results, published on Wednesday, show that fitter fish are better at evading capture.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:50:00 BST
Humans take for granted the noise and lights associated with cities and other developments across the landscape. For other creatures, these noisy and bright conditions lead to changes in behavior and activity such as the timing or pitch of a bird song in the morning. Scientists have long recorded these changes and now seek to understand whether these altered environments are driving evolution itself.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:46:00 BST
This summer, the worlds of panto and science will collide for 'Panto Science: The Periodic Fable', an exciting new theatre production which will bring together University of Glasgow researchers with actors, writers and comedians for a truly collaborative project.
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:55:00 BST
Dr Daniel Streicker, a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow, joins a group of 14 inspiring trailblazers from around the world in the National Geographic Society Emerging Explorers programme. The programme recognises and supports gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists and innovators—all early in their careers—whose achievements are making a difference in the world.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:43:00 BST
A global study on canine rabies has found that 160 people die every single day from the disease. Led by Dr Katie Hampson of our Institute, this is the first study to consider the impact in terms of deaths and the economic costs of rabies across all countries. Despite being preventable, rabies transmitted by dogs kills around 59,000 people die every year with annual economic losses due to the disease of around $US8.6 billion.
Vaccination and surveillance of increasing importance to protect endangered carnivores against distemper and other infectious diseases
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:04:00 GMT
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:22:00 GMT
A study conducted by the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow shows that music has a calming effect on dogs. The research, conducted by the charity's education and research manager Gilly Mendes Ferreira and PhD student Amy Bowman, involved testing two groups of dogs over two consecutive weeks at the Scottish SPCA’s Dumbarton & West of Scotland animal rescue and rehoming centre in Milton, West Dunbartonshire.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:02:00 GMT
Professor Sarah Cleaveland from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow received an OBE at an investiture at Buckingham Palace on 13 February. Professor Cleaveland was awarded the OBE for services to veterinary epidemiology by Princess Anne.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT
A new study of Serengeti lions addresses key questions about the spread of canine distemper virus (CDV) from domestic dogs and evaluates the effectiveness of dog vaccination efforts in protecting dogs and lions against the disease. The work, led by Dr Mafalda Viana and Dr Tiziana Lembo was published today in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT
Prof Sarah Cleaveland was recently interviewed by the BMJ Talk Medicine podcast as one of two interviews accompanying a clinical review on the prevention and management of rabies. Sarah speaks about One Health and control of the disease in animals.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:01:00 GMT
Our researchers are leading a £3m grant to tackle drug resistance in livestock parasites. The award from the BBSRC, led by Prof Eileen Devaney, will fund the BUG Consortium project. They'll be using new sequencing technologies to examine the genomes of parasitic nematodes (roundworm) to investigate the genetic changes that confer drug resistance. The aim will be to find new genetic markers to help spot drug resistance, and to understand how resistance arises and spreads.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:00:00 GMT
The Zoonoses in Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme has officially launched in a ceremony hosted by our project partners at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. The launch was attended by the Tanzanian Minister for Livestock & Fisheries Development, and also members of the Institute who lead three of the eleven projects funded by the programme
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:44:00 GMT
Professor Colin Selman presents his Inaugural Lecture as Professor in Biogerontology in the Institute. The lecture, entitled Intervening in ageing through diet and genes was given as part of the College of MVLS Inaugural Lectures 2014. Colin discusses his early foray into field research in Africa before moving into lab-based research to investigate the mechanisms of ageing.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:34:00 BST
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:44:00 GMT
Professor Ruth Zadoks recently gave her Inaugural Lecture as Professor in Molecular Epidemiology. Ruth, a long time collaborator, was formally appointed to a Professorship in the Institute in 2013. In November she gave a lecture entitled Molecular Epidemiology - an Interdisciplinary Journey as part of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences Inaugural Lectures 2014.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:44:00 GMT
Professor Jason Matthiopoulos recently gave his Inaugural Lecture as Professor in Spatial & Population Ecology. Jason was formally appointed to a Professorship in the Institute in late 2012, and in November gave a lecture entitled Ecology: A Predictive Science as part of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences Inaugural Lectures 2014.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:00:00 GMT
Researchers in our Institute, together with Glasgow collaborators, have won three grants worth £4.5m to study diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans. The grants are all part of The Zoonoses in Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme, which were officially launched on 10th November 2014. ZELS is funded by the UK Department for International Development and the UK Research Councils.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:57:00 BST
GNHS and the Institute is organising a photographic competition this year with the aim to promote an interest in natural history and the work of the Institute, promote a greater linkage between GNHS and the Institute, and to provide photographs useful for publicity. £800 of prizes are available and winning entries will be published in the Glasgow Naturalist.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:22:00 BST
The University of Glasgow - and its Life Sciences - have again come out highly in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. These rankings are based on the combined research and teaching strength of institutes of higher education across the world. The rankings for 2014-15 put the University of Glasgow in the top 100 - and its Life Sciences are again ranked in the top 50 (and 7th in the UK).
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:08:00 BST
One of our Research Associates, Dr Paddy Brock, is involved in an exciting and innovative public engagement project called Silent Signal – an arts/science collaboration that brings together six artists and six scientists to creatively explore research into genetics, immunology and epidemiology. Following a development phase the project has recently won full funding from a prestigious Large Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust. We asked Paddy to tell us a little more about the project.
Research highlights: humans have greater impact than food or predators on the epic Serengeti migration of wildebeest and zebras
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:33:00 BST
New research led by Dr Grant Hopcraft in the Institute and Boyd Orr Centre sheds new light on the drivers behind the animals’ migratory decision-making, yet when it comes down to it, the impact of humans trump all other decisions.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:48:00 BST
August 1, 2014 – On Friday, researchers from the Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health took great pleasure in hosting a lunch for a visiting delegation from the Tanzanian Commonwealth Games team.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:46:00 BST
The A.J. Wight Memorial Award is presented to recognise outstanding contributions to the welfare of companion animals. Sarah’s nomination was in recognition of the contributions that her work has had in tackling the problem of rabies, particularly in Africa.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:03:00 GMT
Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today (27 Feb).
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:08:00 GMT
The award was created by Science magazine, and SciLifeLab, a centre for molecular bioscience focused on health and the environment. Streicker received the prize, which includes a $25,000 honorarium, on Dec. 9 in Stockholm.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:12:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow has been granted over £1.3 million in India-UK Collaboration funding for research into Farmed Animal Health and Disease. Sir Mark Walport, the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser, announced the award during a visit to India. The research projects aim to tackle major livestock diseases which threaten food security in the UK and globally.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:15:00 GMT
Two studies from Dorothy McKeegan, discussed at a Humane Slaughter Association workshop in London last month; the first monitored the stress levels of birds undergoing the process in a small chamber in her lab; the second looked at birds that went through the commercial chamber at OK Foods. In both, the birds lost consciousness without any physiological signs of stress.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:22:00 BST
One in five rodents in a Kenyan slum carries a disease that causes fever and illness in humans, a study has found. The study, led by Dr Jo Halliday, discovered a significant percentage of the rats and mice in Nairobi’s Kibera slum – one the largest in the world – were carrying Leptospira bacteria in their kidneys. The bacteria can be passed to humans through contact with urine causing the disease leptospirosis.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 23:28:00 BST
Scientists have discovered how a tick which transmits devastating diseases to cattle has developed resistance to one of the main pesticides used to kill it. Approximately 80% of cattle around the world, mostly in the tropics and sub-tropics, are exposed to the cattle tick resulting in a major economic impact on farmers.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:43:00 BST
Drs Louise Matthews & Richard Reeve, with Prof. Dan Haydon were involved in a team vaccinating cattle against E.coli O157 which could cut the number of human cases of the disease by 85%, according to scientists.
Dr Alison Mather with Prof. Dan Haydon & Dom Mellor - Animals "not the source of drug-resistant salmonella"
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:48:00 BST
Livestock may have been wrongly blamed as being the source of a type of drug-resistant salmonella. Greater efforts are needed to identify the major sources of resistance for animals and people, with drug-resistant strains potentially being introduced via imported food products.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:54:00 BST
Researchers in the Institute are leading a study into panda milk, using state-of-the-art instruments to identify and characterise the proteins and other molecules that make up panda colostrum and the later, mature milk. The aim is to help create an artificial milk formula for abandoned or orphaned panda cubs.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:01:00 BST
An international team of researchers from National Museums Scotland and the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh have deduced that a huge bony, plankton-eating fish from the middle Jurassic (165 million years ago) could grow to eight or nine metres in 20 years and reach 16.5 metres in length in 38 years.
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- Dr Katie Hampson - Agenda: the eradication of infectious disease (Herald, newspaper) which follows on from a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society entitled 'Towards the endgame and beyond: complexities and challenges for the elimination of infectious diseases'
- Katie Hampson - has been awarded a L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship
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- Several of our Institute researchers are closed involved with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control who has recently won the UK Charity Award 2013 for Healthcare and Medical Research
- Dr Michelle Belligham - Mothers-to-be should be aware of unintentional chemical exposures
- Dr Barbara Helm - City clocks tick faster: Urban blackbirds’ biological rhythms altered by setting
- Out of Africa: Livingstone's Legacy - Dr Heather Ferguson & Prof. Sarah Cleaveland
- Tanzania's National Heritage: Biodiversity Conservation and Development
- Dr Kathryn Elmer - Salamanders are evidence of older land connection between Central and South America
- Dr Dominic McCafferty's paper on the Emperor penguin - Biology Letters: BBC Nature: Science
- David Livingstone & The Scottish Encounter with Tropical Disease Symposium 2013
- Prof. Neil Metcalfe has been awarded an European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award, for work on 'The Ecology of Metabolic Phenotypes'. This is the second ERC Advanced Grant to be awarded to the Institute.
- Prof. Neil Metcalfe - The slower you grow, the longer you live: growth rate influences lifespan
- Prof. Rowland Kao - Study finds first direct evidence of tuberculosis transmission between cattle and badgers
- Dr Tim Burton - Bigger fish to fry: egg position affects size and behaviour of young trout
- Dr Annette MacLeod - University of Glasgow plays leading role in award of £2.7m grant for sleeping sickness research (and on the BBC newspages)
- Sarah Cleaveland & Katie Hampson - WHO - Human dog-mediated-rabies: strengthening capacity and raising awareness
- New approach needed to tackle emerging zoonotic diseases
- New appointments - Congratulations to Professor Pat Monaghan who has been appointed the next Regius Chair of Zoology, and welcome to Professor Jason Matthiopoulos who has been appointed Professor in Ecology. Further details in the MVLS College Newsletter
- NERC, Planet Earth Podcast - Early African dairy farming, seabird migrations - James Grecian
- Chemicals in environment 'damaging male fertility'
- Predicting life span with telomeres
- Prof. Sarah Cleaveland amongst the four Glasgow academics honoured by Royal Society of Edinburgh
- New rabies virus discovered in Tanzania
- Project delivers 266 new homes in Pakistan's flood-hit Swat Valley
- Inferring the ancestry of African wild dogs that returned to the Serengeti-Mara - Planet Earth Online
- Professor Neil Metcalfe and Professor Pat Monaghan have been elected members of the Academia Europaea, in recognition of their international standing in the area of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. The Academia Europaea is the European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Science. Membership of the Academy is by invitation, following nomination and a rigorous peer review process.
- Getting Rabies under Control - Prof. Sarah Cleaveland
- Shaun Killen's paper featured in Nature's Research Highlights - "Animal behaviour: Fitter fish lead the pack"
- Graham Law's paper cited in The Art and Science of Captive Animal Enrichment - National Geographic Newsletter