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The Birmingham Brief: To find space in the UK, blur the lines between town and country

The Birmingham Brief: To find space in the UK, blur the lines between town and country
Description
Two substantial contributions to the debate on how we use land in the UK have come out in quick succession; first came the Best Use of UK Agricultural Land from the University of Cambridge's Natural Capital Leaders Platform, then the UK National Ecosystem Assessment follow-on report. Although there is much common ground, the reports seem to be pushing us in opposite directions.
Date:
11/07/2014

Training Study in Sport and Exercise Science

Training Study in Sport and Exercise Science
Description
An expert exercise physiology research group from the University of Birmingham plan to guide participants through a 10-week leg resistance training programme in order to observe the importance of rest-interval duration on muscle growth.
Date:
10/07/2014

University of Birmingham wins Outstanding International Strategy

Description
Academics from the University of Birmingham and a Research Foundation in Rio de Janeiro working to facilitate academic cooperation in Brazil and the UK.
Date:
10/07/2014

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference
Description
A ground-breaking conference at the University of Birmingham will bring together scholars from China, India and the UK to address contemporary Sino-Indian relations. Focusing on economic and security implications, speakers will also discuss the implications of China and India's simultaneous rise on the West.
Date:
08/07/2014

ISIS and a new caliphate

ISIS and a new caliphate
Description
Dr David Thomas presents the latest Birmingham Perspective.
Date:
08/07/2014

Birmingham professor to give synthetic biology a voice inside Government

Birmingham professor to give synthetic biology a voice inside Government
Description
Professor Timothy Dafforn will bring his expertise into the heart of Whitehall as at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
08/07/2014

Interfaces Summer School held in Berlin

Interfaces Summer School held in Berlin
Description
The Interfaces Summer School was held at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin from 30 June to 4 July. The Summer School included talks, demonstrations and workshops from renowned scientists from 19 of the project's global partners, sharing their expertise with the Interfaces research fellows as well as nine external participants. The researchers also had the opportunity to tour IGBs outstanding facilities.
Date:
07/07/2014

University of Birmingham to facilitate academic cooperation with Rio de Janeiro

Description
Academics from the University of Birmingham and a Research Foundation in Rio de Janeiro working to facilitate academic cooperation in Brazil and the UK.
Date:
07/07/2014

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham
Description
BGI, the world's largest genome research institute, has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the University of Birmingham that will create the Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO) between the two institutions. The JCEO will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity by analysing the toxicity of compounds more efficiently than has been achieved before.
Date:
07/07/2014

Control of breathing during exercise

Description
Since 1996, 766 Sport and Exercise Sciences undergraduates have studied respiratory control with Dr Michael Parkes. Do you still remember the debates over how little is known about how breathing is controlled in exercise ( Guz, 1966, Wasserman 1986, Goodwin 1972)? Does it matter any more?!
Date:
07/07/2014
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