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University of Birmingham develops a cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes

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Academics and computing staff at the University of Birmingham have launched a new cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
Date:
29/07/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham receives planning permission for new Hotel and Conference centre

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The University of Birmingham has received planning permission to build a 172 bedroom hotel and new conference facility on Edgbaston Park Road, as part of a series of exciting regeneration developments taking place on campus.
Date:
29/07/2016

Macbeth Macbeth; Birmingham Shakespeare scholar creates new fiction inside the King's murder chamber

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University of Birmingham Shakespeare Institute scholar, Professor Ewan Fernie, of the Shakespeare Institute has co-authored a new work of fiction, Macbeth Macbeth, based on the Scottish play. The novel, by Fernie and Professor Simon Palfrey of the University of Oxford, is a response to Shakespeare's play that turns into its own entirely new work of fiction.
Date:
28/07/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research

University of Birmingham athletes on the road to Rio

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One current student and eight alumni athletes from the University of Birmingham Sport have now been confirmed for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This is a record breaking number of Birmingham-educated athletes to be selected for the Olympics, showing that the sport programme at Birmingham continues to thrive.
Date:
27/07/2016
Categories:
Sport

International Shakespeare Scholars meet for 10th World Congress in London and Stratford Upon-Avon

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Over 800 Shakespeare scholars from more than 48 countries are gathering in Stratford Upon-Avon and London for the 10th World Shakespeare Congress, to explore and honour the Bard's work some 400 years after his death.
Date:
27/07/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, International
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