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Root growth regulation could help boost crop performance

Root growth regulation could help boost crop performance
Description
A team of scientists, including Dr Juliet Coates and Dr Dan Gibbs of the School of Biosciences, have uncovered a new mechanism by which plants can regulate root architecture, a discovery that could lead to better ways of growing crops.
Date:
09/06/2014

Plants can shape their own destiny

Plants can shape their own destiny
Description
Recent experiments by Dr. George Bassel together with collaborators in Cologne Germany have demonstrated that the shape of plant cells can also predispose their ability to expand in response to growth-promoting gene expression.
Date:
30/05/2014

School of Biosciences at the forefront of open-access publishing and international research networking

School of Biosciences at the forefront of open-access publishing and international research networking
Description
Dr Roland Brandstaetter from the School of Biosciences has been appointed as a guest associate editor of Frontiers to host a new research topic in the section Neurology: Sleep and Chronobiology.
Date:
09/05/2014

People Behind the Science - Interview with Dr Jeremy Pritchard

People Behind the Science - Interview with Dr Jeremy Pritchard
Description
Dr Jeremy Pritchard, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Head of Education in the School of Biosciences, talks to the team at People Behind the Science about his journey through life and science.
Date:
08/05/2014

Biosciences Professor wins 2014 Jeremy Knowles Award

Biosciences Professor wins 2014 Jeremy Knowles Award
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry in the School of Biosciences, has been awarded the 2014 Jeremy Knowles Award for his contributions to our understanding of the basic chemistry and biochemistry of the cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and his ground-breaking work in the area of tuberculosis T-cell antigens and the CD1 antigen presentation pathway.
Date:
08/05/2014

School alumni elected as Fellows of the Royal Society

School alumni elected as Fellows of the Royal Society
Description
We are proud to announce that three alumni of the School of Biosciences have recently been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, a self-governing organisation dedicated to identifying and supporting the work of outstanding scientists. The honour is the highest accolade in British science.
Date:
02/05/2014

From the science of evolution to the origins of creationism

From the science of evolution to the origins of creationism
Description
In a public question and answer session organised by The Conversation, Dr Jeremy Pritchard, Head of Education for the School of Biosciences, explained the science of evolution and tackled the contentious issue of science and religion.
Date:
24/04/2014

Sixteen year study of remote sea birds shows sub-annual breeding to maximise offspring

Sixteen year study of remote sea birds shows sub-annual breeding to maximise offspring
Description
A bird species that makes its breeding home on a remote Atlantic island has been shown to breed consistently for the first time with a cycle of less than a year, following a 16-year study by University of Birmingham researchers – potentially to maximise the total number of offspring they produce.
Date:
11/04/2014
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Bacterial Intelligence: an introduction to our Invisible neighbours

Bacterial Intelligence: an introduction to our Invisible neighbours
Date
09/02/2015 (17:30-18:00)
Location:
The Avon Room, top floor of University Centre Building (R23 on the campus map)
Description
Professor Steve Busby, Professor of Biochemistry and Head of School of Biosciences
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

The Human Zoo: the battle between Hosts and Pathogens

The Human Zoo: the battle between Hosts and  Pathogens
Date
16/03/2015 (17:30-18:00)
Location:
The Avon Room, top floor of University Centre Building (R23 on the campus map)
Description
Professor Robin May, Lister Fellow and Professor in Infectious Diseases, School of Biosciences
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics 2015

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics 2015
Date
22 (09:00) - 27/03/2015 (15:30)
Location:
The University of Birmingham - UK
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research