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New BBSRC-funding awarded for bovine TB research

New BBSRC-funding awarded for bovine TB research
Description
Biosciences researcher Apoorva Bhatt has recently been awarded a joint grant with Maximiliano Gutierrez (The Francis Crick Institute) and Stephen Gordon (University College Dublin) to study bovine tuberculosis (TB) as part of a BBSRC-funded, eradication of bovine TB initiative (ERADbTB).
Date:
19/02/2016

Who keeps the plans for our cellular power stations?

Who keeps the plans for our cellular power stations?
Description
Dr Iain Johnston, a Birmingham Fellow in Biosciences, and Ben Williams, a researcher at the Whitehead Institute at MIT, used maths, statistics, and biological "big data" to answer the question of why our mitochondria still contain some genes in their DNA.
Date:
19/02/2016

Calculating endless love!

Calculating endless love!
Description
A light-hearted research project has shown that children named Vivian, Connor and Evie may have been the most lucky in love this Valentine's Day - at least according to popular schoolyard lore.
Date:
16/02/2016

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions
Description
New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.
Date:
04/02/2016

Biosciences scientist awarded Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

Biosciences scientist awarded Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
Description
Dr Susannah Thorpe of the School of Biosciences has been honoured with the award of Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Fellowship to pursue her research in the area of human evolution and, in particular, the origins of human bipedalism.
Date:
02/02/2016

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB
Description
TB researchers in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham identify a new fatty acid shuttle mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, as a new drug target in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.
Date:
25/01/2016

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Description
School of Biosciences Monday 18 January 2016 from 2pmThis Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School of Biosciences:
Date:
11/01/2016

Team from Biosciences wins prize at BiotechnologyYES

Team from Biosciences wins prize at BiotechnologyYES
Description
Back in October 2015 a team of 5 PhD students from the School of Biosciences including Siân Bailey (Wheatley Group), Stephen Hall, Matthew Tridgett, Julia Kraemer and Charles Moore-Kelly (Dafforn Group) won the regional heat of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Biotechnology YES) competition.
Date:
17/12/2015
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Phenome Centre Birmingham Opening Event

Phenome Centre Birmingham Opening Event
Date
23/05/2016 (09:30-16:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building - Edgbaston Campus
Description
To mark the official opening of Phenome Centre Birmingham, a one-day science symposium will be held on 23 May 2016, from 9.30am to 4pm, in the magnificent Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, UK .
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Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research