Professor of Environmental Biology
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education
Professor Jeff Bale is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of invertebrate thermal biology. His work covers both fundamental aspects such as strategies for survival in polar environments as well as the applications of thermal tolerance including the establishment potential of non-native biological control agents. Jeff has over 200 publications and supervised 50 doctoral ...
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Senior Lecturer in Animal Biology
Dr Roland Brandstaetter is a Zoologist with specialisations in developmental biology, physiology, neurobiology, neuroendocrinology, and circadian biology. His research approach is holistic and considers mechanistic investigations at various levels of organismal organisation to study complex natural traits. He worked at several European Universities and Max-Planck-Institutes before taking a ...
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Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour
Dr Chappell is an expert in the field of animal cognition, and is involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching between the fields of biology, psychology and computer science.
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Head of College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Professor of Cell Toxicology
My main commitment at the University of Birmingham is as Head of College of Life and Environmental Sciences, working with committed colleagues towards excellence with impact. We are moving ahead with new research initiatives expanding on our research strengths within the four schools of Psychology, Biosciences, Sport and Exercise Sciences and Geography, Earth and Environmental ...
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Professor, Chair of Environmental Genomics
John Colbourne’s investigations encompass the fields of evolutionary ecology, high-throughput biology, environmental and functional genomics. From this blend of disciplines emerges a research program that centers on connecting gene expression and genome structure with individual fitness and population-level responses to environmental challenges.
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Lecturer in Metabolomics
Dr Warwick (Rick) Dunn’s research group focuses on developing innovative chromatography, mass spectrometry, sample collection and computational resources and their application in the study of the complex role of metabolites in human ageing and diseases. Areas of biomedical study include endocrinology, inflammation and immunology including musculoskeletal health, cardio-renal ...
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Lecturer - Molecular Ecophysiology
Dr Hayward’s research group seeks to understand how organisms cope with variable and stressful environments. Temperate, polar and tropical terrestrial invertebrates (insects, mites and nematodes) are the primary focus of this endeavour. His lab uses state-of-the-art tools, and a systems biology approach, to investigate how these organisms detect, repair and stabilize the cellular ...
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Dr Nik Hodges is interested in the mechanisms of genetic toxicology, cellular oxidative stress and repair of oxidative DNA damage and his lab was the first to identify that the variant form of the repair protein OGG1 is repair deficient under conditions of oxidative stress which could have important consequences for individual susceptibilty to cancer.
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I am the current head of Biochemistry degree programmes.
I am in the molecular and cellular biology research theme.
My research field is in calcium signalling.
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Lecturer in Biosystems and Climate Change
Dr Orsini is a molecular ecologist working at the interface of ecology, evolution and genetics/genomics. Her research interest is understanding how natural populations adapt and evolve in response to environmental changes. She uses as model system the water flea Daphnia magna, a keystone species in lakes and ponds across Europe.
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Lecturer in Ornithology and Animal Conservation
Dr Jim Reynolds has worked on the reproductive biology and the nutritional ecology of birds from many different and diverse orders including passerines, geese, grouse, kingfishers and terns. He has worked in North America and in mainland Europe in investigating how human activity influences food availability and the resulting changes in avian reproductive investment and life histories. He employs ...
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Dr Thorpe's expertise lies in the field of ecmorphology. Her research is about understanding how organisms get to be built the way they are built, and the consequences of their design for patterns of resource use, interactions with other species, and for patterns of evolution. Specific themes in her lab at present are the evolution of human bipedalism; how animals (including ...
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Professor of Metabolomics
Director of NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility - Metabolomics Node
President of the international Metabolomics Society
Professor Mark Viant’s expertise lies in the field of metabolomics. His research spans from method development in analytical chemistry and bioinformatics through to the application of metabolomics to environmental toxicology.
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