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£350k EPSRC international collaborative research grant to clean-up radionuclides in the environment

£350k EPSRC international collaborative research grant to clean-up radionuclides in the environment
Description
'Novel restoration materials for clean-up of radionuclides in the environment' - A collaborative £350,000 EPSRC research grant between the University of Birmingham, Advanced Science Research Centre, Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, Kyushu University, and the College of Engineering at Shibaura Institute of Technology.
Date:
27/02/2015

Screening of documentary film 'Resistance' followed by debate on antimicrobial resistance

Screening of documentary film 'Resistance' followed by debate on antimicrobial resistance
Description
On the evening of Monday 9 March the University of Birmingham will be screening a film about antibiotic resistance followed by a debate around antimicrobial resistance. The event will be jointly hosted by the University of Birmingham, the British Science Association and Antibiotic Action on behalf of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
Date:
19/02/2015

Visitor from the Alps

Visitor from the Alps
Description
Professor Dominique Schneider who is an expert on bacterial evolution from the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble will be visiting us for a few days early in March, funded by the Erasmus Exchange programme.
Date:
17/02/2015

Our Biosciences degrees achieve Society of Biology Accredited Degree status

Our Biosciences degrees achieve Society of Biology Accredited Degree status
Description
We are delighted that all of our BSc degree courses (except our new Biosciences with Business BSc) have received Society of Biology - Accredited Degree status.
Date:
27/01/2015

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space
Description
Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014

Biosciences - Top six for research

Biosciences - Top six for research
Description
The School of Biosciences has achieved an impressive performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014) rising up to 6th place nationally. Over 90 per cent of the School's research is rated as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), and, since the previous assessment in 2008, the School has seen a threefold increase in 4* research publications and improvements in every measure.
Date:
18/12/2014

Seaweed news!

Seaweed news!
Description
The Coates lab at the University of Birmingham is part of a recently-funded EU-COST network set up to further understanding of basic growth and development in seaweeds, so that this knowledge can be applied to aquaculture in the future.
Date:
18/11/2014

Patients to benefit from new £5m MRC Regional Phenome Centre at Birmingham

Description
The University of Birmingham has announced plans to establish a £5m MRC Regional Phenome Centre (RPC), which will help to improve the health of patients through novel research and technology.
Date:
05/11/2014
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Debate on Antimicrobial Resistance

Date
09/03/2015 (17:30-19:30)
Location:
Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre Medical School
Description
"Resistance" - The film, followed by a debate on Antimicrobial Resistance. Described by the World Health Organisation as one of the three greatest threats to mankind.
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

The Human Zoo: the battle between Hosts and Pathogens

The Human Zoo: the battle between Hosts and  Pathogens
Date
16/03/2015 (17:30-18:00)
Location:
The Avon Room, top floor of University Centre Building (R23 on the campus map)
Description
Professor Robin May, Lister Fellow and Professor in Infectious Diseases, School of Biosciences
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics 2015

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics 2015
Date
22 (09:00) - 27/03/2015 (15:30)
Location:
The University of Birmingham - UK
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research