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Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool for UK zoos

Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool for UK zoos
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University of Birmingham scientists have developed a new way to redesign chimpanzee enclosures to translate research on wild chimpanzees into zoos to help preserve the behavioural and physiological adaptations that make the species unique.
Date:
12/05/2016

Professor Gurdyal Besra wins the 2016 Colworth Prize

Professor Gurdyal Besra wins the 2016 Colworth Prize
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra, of the School of Biosciences and Institute of Microbiology and Infection, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Colworth Prize by the Microbiology Society.
Date:
05/05/2016

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow
Description
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler, a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences, received the Biological Systems Early Career Award following a special lecture given at the University of Birmingham on 28 April 2016.
Date:
29/04/2016

Winning image - Feeding the world with plant science

Winning image - Feeding the world with plant science
Description
Chris Morgan, a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Biosciences, has won the annual Images of Research competition with his 'Feeding the world with plant science' photo
Date:
21/04/2016

Our accredited degrees celebrated in Royal Society of Biology awards ceremony

Our accredited degrees celebrated in Royal Society of Biology awards ceremony
Description
We are delighted that all of our undergraduate degree courses enjoy Royal Society of Biology - Accredited Degree status.
Date:
14/04/2016

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 starts on 9 May 2016, lead by academics from the School of Biosciences.
Date:
11/04/2016

'Brummie' water fleas launched into space

'Brummie' water fleas launched into space
Description
Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, where they will join British astronaut Major Tim Peake.
Date:
11/04/2016

Identification of an ancient plant Armadillo-protein signalling module

Identification of an ancient plant Armadillo-protein signalling module
Description
Recent work in the Coates lab has shown that plant Armadillo proteins have very ancient, conserved functions. Laura Moody, Younousse Saidi and others characterised Armadillo proteins in the early-evolving plant, the moss Physcomitrella patens, in a paper just published in New Phytologist.
Date:
07/04/2016
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