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Obituary: Michael Land

4 January 2021

Michael F. Land, Emeritus Professor, died on 14 December 2020 aged 78.


Scientist sends donated equipment to Nigerian lab

16 December 2020

A research fellow has collected and shipped science equipment to help establish a laboratory in Nigeria, following a call for donations.


Learning something new in lockdown? New research shows what could be happening in the brain

13 November 2020

A new study shows what could be happening in the brain when learning new patterns, challenging the classic understanding of how mammalian brains work.


Sussex set to celebrate LGBTQ+STEM Day with online event

2 November 2020

The University of Sussex is celebrating LGBTQ+STEM Day with a special online event on 18 November.


Why biological studies on queer people do more harm than good

15 September 2020

When studying vulnerable groups, scientists should always be aware of the context their studies take place in.


Sussex student to host panel discussions on the experiences of BAME scientists

8 July 2020

A PhD student is hosting two online discussions to share the successes and challenges experienced by a panel of BAME scientists.


Simple blood test could one day diagnose motor neurone disease

18 June 2020

Sussex researchers identify unique biomarker opening the door to future developments which allow for quicker diagnosis.


Sussex student to increase visibility of BAME role models in science

8 June 2020

A PhD student aims to increase the visibility of role models in science for BAME students by building a community that extends beyond the School.


When one pixel is enough: ‘single pixel’ vision in fish could help scientists understand how humans see tiny detail

29 May 2020

Recently discovered ‘single-pixel vision’ in fish could help researchers understand how humans are able to spot details like stars in the sky.


Neuroscientist receives prestigious funding to set up lab at the University of Sussex

18 May 2020

A rising star researcher has received funding from the Wellcome Trust to set up a new lab in the University’s School of Life Sciences.


Sussex neuroscientist secures prestigious award

7 May 2020

A neuroscientist at the University of Sussex has received a prestigious award from the Wellcome Trust.


Communities could help meet demand for health supplies during Covid-19 with open access hardware and 3D printing

27 April 2020

Free open source hardware and 3D printing could help to alleviate the burden of Covid-19 on global health systems, according to Sussex scientists.


Having a PhD viva using Zoom

23 April 2020

Noora Nevala successfully defended her PhD via Zoom. If you have your viva coming up and aren’t sure what to expect, Noora has answered some questions


Scientists to showcase dementia research at free public event

19 February 2020

Researchers are hosting a free event in order to share their dementia research with members of the public on 10 March 2020.


Life Sciences to host event to highlight LGBT+ scientists

17 February 2020

The School of Life Sciences is hosting an event to raise the visibility of LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender plus) scientists


Southwest University delegation visits Sussex for research collaboration

3 February 2020

The global engagement team received a high level delegation from Southwest University mid January.


Call for donations to equip lab in Nigeria and help train a new generation of scientists

16 January 2020

A Sussex research fellow is calling for donations of unused or unwanted, but functional science equipment to help equip a laboratory in Nigeria.


Sussex neuroscientist wins Nature award in recognition of positive impact his work has had on society

7 November 2019

A neuroscientist at the University of Sussex has become the first winner of the Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact.


Sussex neuroscientist working to improve science communication in Nigeria

7 November 2019

A neuroscientist at Sussex is hoping to improve science communications in Nigeria, launching workshops partnering top journalists with scientists.


Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to raise the visibility of Black British people in STEM

22 October 2019

An upcoming workshop will showcase notable Black British professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).


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