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Midland Microbiology Muster

Midland Microbiology Muster
Description
Microbiologists from all over the Midlands met in Leicester for the third Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting on 21-22 September 2016.
Date:
23/09/2016

Former student makes finals for Royal Society of Biology Teacher Award

Former student makes finals for Royal Society of Biology Teacher Award
Description
Former Biological Sciences student Lynne Chambers was shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Society of Biology School Biology Teacher Award. The award seeks to identify and recognise the very best and most inspiring biology teachers in 11-18 education in the UK.
Date:
23/09/2016

We didn't evolve from 'aquatic apes'

We didn't evolve from 'aquatic apes'
Description
Professor Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham, gives the case against the 'aquatic ape hypothesis' in a recent article on The Conversation.
Date:
19/09/2016

School of Biosciences scientist to receive €1.5m of ERC funding

School of Biosciences scientist to receive €1.5m of ERC funding
Description
Dr Dan Gibbs, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant of €1.5 million for a project to investigate development of superior crop varieties required for increasing global food security.
Date:
12/09/2016

Biosciences degrees score full marks in 2016 National Student Survey

Biosciences degrees score full marks in 2016 National Student Survey
Description
Results from the 2016 National Student Survey show that 100% of students on our BSc Biological Sciences are satisfied overall with the course. Students completing the survey also praised our staff, with 100% of our Human Biology students saying our staff are good at explaining things.
Date:
10/08/2016

Landmark review published this week

Landmark review published this week
Description
This week sees Nature Reviews publish Doug Browning and Steve Busby's summary of the latest state of our knowledge on the Regulation of Transcript Initiation in Bacteria.
Date:
09/08/2016

Dave Grainger receives the Biochemical Society Colworth Medal

Dave Grainger receives the Biochemical Society Colworth Medal
Description
Dr David Grainger, Reader in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Biosciences, has been awarded the Biochemical Society Colworth Medal in recognition of his research relating to the control of bacterial gene expression by factors that act on a genome-wide scale.
Date:
04/08/2016

University of Birmingham develops a cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes

University of Birmingham develops a cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes
Description
Academics and computing staff at the University of Birmingham have launched a new cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
Date:
29/07/2016
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