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Life and Environmental Sciences
Dr Nigel Maxted's work on genetic conservation of crop wild relatives and landraces (traditional farmer-bred crop varieties) is providing a template for the conservation of agrobiodiversity and other plant species in the UK, Europe and many countries around the globe.
Researchers have been working into the development of a low cost solution for nuclear waste clean-up that innovatively employs the use of microbially-generated bio materials.
Researchers, led by Frank Eves from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, tested methods to encourage increased use of stairs, rather than escalators and lifts, to increase calories burned during daily life.
A team of Scientists from the University of Birmingham is leading the emerging field of synthetic biological research to bring the Star Trek inspired 'tricorder' a step closer to reality with an initial focus on food safety.
From identifying the risks of a flame retardant chemical to keeping transport systems running in winter. Translating research in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham
From helping families of people with drug and alcohol addiction to the classification of Sex Offenders. Translating research in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham.