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Initiative to improve the standardisation of metabolomics in assessing safety of chemicals

Initiative to improve the standardisation of metabolomics in assessing safety of chemicals
Description
The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) has announced the launch of a new initiative which will accelerate the use of metabolomics technology to improve safety assessment of chemicals.
Date:
20/07/2017

Biosciences PhD student discovers a new species of marine sponge

Biosciences PhD student discovers a new species of marine sponge
Description
Rachael Ununuma Akpiri, a Commonwealth funded PhD scholar in the laboratory of Dr Nik Hodges first collected the new sponge sample during a field trip to Nigeria in February 2013 as part of her PhD studies
Date:
11/07/2017

Biosciences Graduate Research School Symposium

Biosciences Graduate Research School Symposium
Description
The annual Biosciences Graduate Research School symposium will take place 17-18 July 2017, and will feature two very prominent key note addresses
Date:
10/07/2017

Tracking Zika virus across continents

Tracking Zika virus across continents
Description
Two papers in the 15 June issue of Nature describe how on-site rapid sequencing has been used to follow the spread of Zika virus and its evolution.
Date:
27/06/2017

Biosciences staff lecture in New Orleans

Biosciences staff lecture in New Orleans
Description
Dr Andrew Lovering, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biosciences, spoke in the Antibiotic Resistance symposium at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans, Louisiana on 2 June 2017.
Date:
06/06/2017

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development
Description
A new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a group of cells that function as a 'brain' for plant embryos capable of assessing environmental conditions and dictating when seeds will germinate.
Date:
05/06/2017

Researchers use genome sequencing to uncover hidden spread of Zika

Researchers use genome sequencing to uncover hidden spread of Zika
Description
An international research collaboration has studied the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond, providing a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time.
Date:
25/05/2017

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread
Description
Dr Nick Loman and Doctoral Researcher Josh Quick of the School of Biosciences are co-authors of an important article about the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in the 20th April issue of Nature.
Date:
24/04/2017
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