The School promotes an interdisciplinary approach to both applied and fundamental research problems and to postgraduate training. Research in the School is organised into three major interdisciplinary centres: the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC) and Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD). Together these centres encompass the full spectrum of research in biological sciences, spanning investigations on the properties and behaviour of individual molecules to planetary environmental dynamics.

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  • Fecundity and the demographic strategies of coral morphologies 

    Álvarez-Noriega, Mariana; Baird, Andrew H.; Dornelas, Maria; Madin, Joshua S.; Cumbo, Vivian R.; Connolly, Sean R. (2016-09-07) - Journal article
    Understanding species differences in demographic strategies is a fundamental goal of ecology. In scleractinian corals, colony morphology is tightly linked with many demographic traits, such as size-specific growth and ...
  • MLCut : exploring Multi-Level Cuts in dendrograms for biological data 

    Vogogias, Athanasios; Kennedy, Jessie; Archaumbault, Daniel; Smith, Victoria Anne; Currant, Hannah (Eurographics Association, 2016-09-16) - Conference item
    Choosing a single similarity threshold for cutting dendrograms is not sufficient for performing hierarchical clustering analysis of heterogeneous data sets. In addition, alternative automated or semi-automated methods that ...
  • Plasmodium falciparum choline kinase inhibition leads to a major decrease in phosphatidylethanolamine causing parasite death 

    Serrán-Aguilera, Lucía; Denton, Helen; Rubio-Ruiz, Belén; López-Gutiérrez, Borja; Entrena, Antonio; Izquierdo, Luis; Smith, Terry K; Conejo-García, Ana; Hurtado-Guerrero, Ramon (2016-09-12) - Journal article
    Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by different species of the protozoan parasite Plasmodium, with P. falciparum being the deadliest. Increasing parasitic resistance to existing antimalarials makes the necessity ...
  • Stathmin is enriched in the developing corticospinal tract 

    Fuller, Heidi; Slade, Robert; Jovanov-Milošević, Nataša; Babić, Mirjana; Sedmak, Goran; Šimić, Goran; Fuszard, Matthew Alexander; Shirran, Sally Lorna; Botting, Catherine Helen; Gates, Monte (2015) - Journal article
    Understanding the intra- and extracellular proteins involved in the development of the corticospinal tract (CST) may offer insights into how the pathway could be regenerated following traumatic spinal cord injury. Currently, ...
  • Updating neuropathology and neuropharmacology of monoaminergic systems 

    Ramsay, Rona R.; De Deurwaerdère, Philippe; Di Giovanni, Giuseppe (2016-07) - Journal item

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