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How bacterial predators kill other bacteria without harming themselves

How bacterial predators kill other bacteria without harming themselves
Description
A joint study by the labs of Dr Andrew Lovering and Professor Liz Sockett, at the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, has shown how predatory bacteria protect themselves from the weapons they use in their bacterial killing pathway. The research, published in Nature Communications, offers insights into early steps in the evolution of bacterial predators and will help to inform new ways of combating antimicrobial resistance.
Date:
03/12/2015

Lecturer appointments in plant-pathogen interactions or tree health

Lecturer appointments in plant-pathogen interactions or tree health
Description
Up to 2 Lecturer appointments are available within the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research. This is an exciting opportunity to plan and carry out research at the core of the BIFoR strategic vision in the area of plant-pathogen interactions and to contribute to the whole range of research, teaching and administration within the school of Biosciences.
Date:
30/11/2015

Biosciences PhD student is first author on paper in Science

Biosciences PhD student is first author on paper in Science
Description
One of our School of Biosciences PhD students is first author of a paper published in the prestigious journal Science on 5 Nov 2015. Zongcheng Lin, the lead author, was a PhD student funded jointly by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the College of Life and Environmental Science (LES), when he carried out these studies. He is now a postdoctoral scientist at the VIB in Ghent.
Date:
06/11/2015

Breakthrough in breeding technologies

Breakthrough in breeding technologies
Description
Scientists discover how to prevent self-pollination. University of Birmingham (UK) scientists have created a plant that rejects its own pollen or pollen of close relatives, according to research published in the journal Science on 5 November 2015.
Date:
05/11/2015

Microbiology Society prizes for Biosciences staff

Microbiology Society prizes for Biosciences staff
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra and Dr David Grainger are winners of the Microbiology Society 2016 Prize Lectures, which are awarded annually by the Society to recognise significant contributions to the field of microbiology.
Date:
29/10/2015

College wins new WellcomeTrust programmes

College wins new WellcomeTrust programmes
Description
The Wellcome Trust has awarded two new four-year PhD doctoral training programmes to undertake in-depth postgraduate study with academics within our Institute of Microbiology and Infection.
Date:
22/10/2015

Free online course: Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

Free online course: Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century
Description
A free, online course entitled Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century is now available, lead by academics from the School of Biosciences.
Date:
06/10/2015

Top marks for student satisfaction

Top marks for student satisfaction
Description
The 2015 National Student Survey has propelled the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham to the top ranks of the Russell Group of research universities.
Date:
12/08/2015
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Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap
Date
11 (09:00) - 12/02/2016 (17:45)
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
This 2-day course will provide a hands-on approach to teach the attendees about the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification in non-targeted metabolomics studies.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops

Climate change: How will rising CO2 levels affect trees in the Midlands?

Climate change: How will rising CO2 levels affect trees in the Midlands?
Date
22/02/2016 (18:00-19:00)
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
Rising CO2 levels are driving climate change. Despite many year of experimentation we still know very little about how complex ecological systems will respond.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolic Phenotyping

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolic Phenotyping
Date
23 (09:00) - 24/02/2016 (17:30)
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive theoretical overview and hands-on experience of the application of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in metabolic phenotyping.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics 2016

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics 2016
Date
06 (09:00) - 11/03/2016 (15:30)
Location:
The University of Birmingham - UK
Description
For this third annual training course in Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics, the curriculum is expanded to highlight a multi-omics (system biology) approach to research in environmental sciences.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Studying the masses: how metabolism influences health and ageing

Studying the masses: how metabolism influences health and ageing
Date
14/03/2016 (18:00-19:00)
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
Dr Warwick (Rick) Dunn's research group focuses on developing innovative chromatography, mass spectrometry, sample collection and computational resources and their application in the study of the complex role of metabolites in human ageing and diseases
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive
Date
04 (09:00) - 06/04/2016 (16:00)
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
This 3-day course will introduce you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics
Date
20 (09:00) - 23/04/2016 (15:30)
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
This 3-day course will provide a comprehensive theoretical overview and hands-on training for the range of methods applied for sample preparation of complex biological samples for analysis applying LC-MS analysis.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops