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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  • Postcopulatory sexual selection when a female mates once 

    Dougherty, Liam Robert; Simmons, Leigh W.; Shuker, David M. (2016-06) - Journal item
  • A dual function for 4-methoxybenzaldehyde in Petasites fragrans? : Pollinator-attractant and ant-repellent 

    Pattrick, Jonathan Gilson; Shepherd, Tom; Hoppitt, Will; Plowman, Nichola S.; Willmer, Pat (2017-04-18) - Journal article
    Ant-repellent floral volatiles offer one method through which plants can mediate the detrimental effects of ants on flowers. Although the repellence itself is well-documented, the volatiles involved are less well explored. ...
  • Hidden Markov models reveal complexity in the diving behaviour of short-finned pilot whales 

    Quick, Nicola J.; Isojunno, Saana; Sadykova, Dina; Bowers, Matthew; Nowacek, Douglas P.; Read, Andrew J. (2017-03-31) - Journal article
    Diving behaviour of short-finned pilot whales is often described by two states; deep foraging and shallow, non-foraging dives. However, this simple classification system ignores much of the variation that occurs during ...
  • Molecular regionalization of the developing amphioxus neural tube challenges major partitions of the vertebrate brain 

    Albuixech-Crespo, Beatriz; López-Blanch, Laura; Burguera, Demian; Maeso, Ignacio; Sánchez Arrones, Luisa; Moreno-Bravo, Juan Antonio; Somorjai, Ildiko; Pascual-Anaya, Juan; Puelles, Eduardo; Bovolenta, Paola; Garcia-Fernàndez, Jordi; Puelles, Luis; Irimia, Manuel; Ferran, José Luis (2017-04-19) - Journal article
    All vertebrate brains develop following a common Bauplan defined by anteroposterior (AP) and dorsoventral (DV) subdivisions, characterized by largely conserved differential expression of gene markers. However, it is still ...
  • Crumbs 3b promotes tight junctions in an ezrin-dependent manner in mammalian cells 

    Tilston-Lunel, Andrew Martin; Haley, Kathryn; Schlecht, Nicolas; Wang, Yanhua; Chatterton, Abigail Louise Dougal; Moleirinho, Susana Luisa; Watson, Ailsa; Hundal, Harinder; Prystowsky, Michael; Gunn-Moore, Francis James; Reynolds, Paul Andrew (2016-10) - Journal article
    Crumbs3 (CRB3) is a component of epithelial junctions that has been implicated in apical-basal polarity, apical identity, apical stability, cell adhesion and cell growth. CRB3 undergoes alternative splicing to yield two ...

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