School of Biosciences

From molecules and cells to organisms and their environment, Biosciences is an exciting area to study and is contributing to major advances related to human and environmental health, medicine and food security. We are ranked third in the UK for Biosciences.

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Posted 27 May 2016

Understanding chimpanzee behaviour in zoos

A recent Birmingham Brief article, based on the work of researchers in the schools of Biosciences and Psychology, considers how zoos could modify great ape enclosures to elicit wild-type behavioural profiles.

Posted 24 May 2016

Government Chief Scientific Advisor visits College

The University welcomed Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, to campus yesterday for the official opening of Phenome Centre Birmingham, a pioneering £8m life sciences facility designed to study metabolism in global human health and disease, based within the School of Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

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