News and events
Black History Month: Celebrating the work of Dr Mahmoud Maina
In marking Black History Month, the School of Life Sciences is highlighting the work of Dr Mahmoud Maina to advance science in Africa.
Sussex Drug Discovery Centre appoints Professor John Spencer as new Director
Professor John Spencer has been appointed as the new Director of the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre (SDDC) within the School of Life Sciences.
The Sussex Programme for Quantum Research launches new website
Take a virtual wander to see the latest news, current projects and applications of quantum technologies taking place at the University of Sussex.
Sussex Medical Robotics team successfully performed a live demonstration of their custom-built Neuro-surgical robot
Sussex Medical Robotics is a student team at the University of Sussex. They have been working on a robotic arm to achieve precision in medical surgery
Researchers call for greater support of African neuroscience research after two-decade analysis
With the world’s largest human genetic diversity, Sussex experts believe Africa is vital to help progress neuroscience research.
Sussex neuroscientist wins multimillion-pound grant to investigate visual processing
A neuroscientist at the University of Sussex has received a £3 million grant from the largest medical charity in the world.
Life Sciences to mark launch of Race Equity Action Plan with online event
The School of Life Sciences is hosting a special online event to recognise the launch of its Race Equity Action Plan on 16 March.
International Women’s Day: Universities of Sussex and Brighton to co-host free online event with Angela Saini
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Universities of Sussex and Brighton are jointly hosting Angela Saini.
International Women’s Day: free film screening to explore why women are still a minority in science
The Schools of Life Sciences and Engineering and Informatics are co-hosting an online screening of the film Picture a Scientist.
Once bitten, twice shy: Researchers explore the neurology of why one bad curry could put us off for life
Researchers believe a bad experience with food could cause a switch in our brains, which impacts our future eating habits.
Scientist sends donated equipment to Nigerian lab
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Recently discovered ‘single-pixel vision’ in fish could help researchers understand how humans are able to spot details like stars in the sky.