An Introduction by Professor Alan Gange

Professor Alan Gange, Head of the School of Biological Sciences Welcome to the first edition of the School newsletter for this session. A publication like this can only be a success if people contribute, so please contact the editors if you have a story to tell, an event to advertise, a fund raising event, in short anything! This has been a most exciting summer for the School. We welcome three new members of staff this term: Prof Pankaj Sharma joins as Professor of Neurology, Dr Steve Portugal as Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Dr Rudiger Riesch as Lecturer in Evolutionary … Continue reading An Introduction by Professor Alan Gange

Heard of Ebola yet?

Zafar Ullah, Medicine (MBBS) at Kyber Medical College Peshawar, Pakistan, 3rd Year With an outbreak lurking about, who hasn’t heard of Ebola. Currently it is one of our world’s deadliest diseases, being highly infectious with no known cure. It starts with a fever and ends in death. The Ebola virus first appeared in 1976 and ever since, sporadic outbreaks have occurred while the latest has caused tremendous damage and is perniciously spreading amongst West African countries such as Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. In previous outbreaks there have been very good responses from the health care systems and also from the … Continue reading Heard of Ebola yet?

BSc, MSc & PhD – Royal Holloway has given me it all.

Andrea Briones, PhD I have been a student at RHUL for a long time. Originally from Peru, I studied in Texas as a Biochemistry/Pre-medicine major and then decided to pursue my further education in the UK. I chose RHUL on account of its impressive reputation and charming campus; I haven’t looked back since. After the successful completion of my bachelors in Biochemistry, followed by a short period of time at work, I returned for my MSc studies and now I am finishing my PhD at the university. Living and studying in different places had exposed me to a broad range … Continue reading BSc, MSc & PhD – Royal Holloway has given me it all.