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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

School staff join Microbiology bash

School staff join Microbiology bash
Description
Three members of the School of Biosciences, Shivanni Singh, Anne-Marie Krachler and Steve Busby are speaking at MIcrobe2016 over the weekend in Boston, USA. This is the world's biggest Microbiology Meeting with over 7,000 participants.
Date:
20/06/2016

1st Midlands Drosophila meeting

1st Midlands Drosophila meeting
Description
This meeting is an initiative to bring together all 15 Drosophila research groups in the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Warwick across the Midlands.
Date:
10/06/2016

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical 'road trip' through the worst-hit areas of the country.
Date:
08/06/2016
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