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'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space
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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

Biosciences PhD student is finalist in prestigious 3-minute thesis competition

Biosciences PhD student is finalist in prestigious 3-minute thesis competition
Description
School of Biosciences PhD student Chris Morgan is one of the finalists for the 2014 Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis competition. This year, the event has involved approximately 800 PhD students from Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and USA. The original entry has been narrowed down to just 17 students, from which an overall winner will be selected by an international panel of experts.
Date:
07/10/2014

Beckman Coulter Inc. Forms Technology Partnership With the University of Birmingham

Beckman Coulter Inc. Forms Technology Partnership With the University of Birmingham
Description
In a collaboration aimed at advancing automation techniques for regulatory science research, Beckman Coulter Inc. has entered into a Technology Partnership agreement with scientists at the University of Birmingham (UoB), UK, establishing a collaboration to accelerate research into higher-throughput biology to support the University's activities towards better protecting environment and human health.
Date:
02/10/2014

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists
Description
Wild species related to crops that are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by School of Biosciences researchers – but a significant proportion are found in Middle East conflict zones, where their conservation is at risk.
Date:
23/09/2014

Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

Plant diversity in China vital for global food security
Description
A team including academics from the School of Biosciences and partners in China identified 871 wild plant species native to China that have the potential to adapt and maintain 28 globally important crops.
Date:
23/09/2014
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