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Synthetic Biology in Heidelberg

Synthetic Biology in Heidelberg
Description
Professor Steve Busby, Head of the School of Biosciences, travels to the EMBL Lab in Heidelberg this week to join the faculty teaching a Synthetic Biology course.
Date:
09/06/2015

BIS appoints Biosciences Professor as Chief Scientific Adviser

BIS appoints Biosciences Professor as Chief Scientific Adviser
Description
Professor Timothy Dafforn of the School of Biosciences has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
28/05/2015

Biosciences staff star in this week's Nature

Biosciences staff star in this week's Nature
Description
Nature, the international weekly journal of science, features some of our early career researchers this week. Dr Holly Bik and Dr Nick Loman both appear in the issue.
Date:
14/05/2015

RNAP workshop

RNAP workshop
Description
Experts from around the country converge on Birmingham today for the annual UK RNA polymerase workshop. The first workshop was held in Nottingham in 1989 and, since then, it has been held all around the country at different locations.
Date:
20/04/2015

Biosciences Graduate Research Symposium 2015

Biosciences Graduate Research Symposium 2015
Description
The Biosciences Graduate School Committee (BGSC) are proud to announce BGRS 2015! Taking place on 13-14 April 2015 in the School of Biosciences.
Date:
31/03/2015

Bioscientists win Biochemical Society Awards

Bioscientists win Biochemical Society Awards
Description
The Biochemical Society, which is the UK's largest biosciences learned society, today announced that two of its premier prizes are to be awarded to members of the School of Biosciences and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection.
Date:
30/03/2015

Renaming of the Learning Centre

Renaming of the Learning Centre
Description
The University of Birmingham Learning centre has recently been renamed the Murray Learning centre after Sir Ken and Lady Noreen Murray, who both did their PhDs here.
Date:
30/03/2015

£350k EPSRC international collaborative research grant to clean-up radionuclides in the environment

£350k EPSRC international collaborative research grant to clean-up radionuclides in the environment
Description
'Novel restoration materials for clean-up of radionuclides in the environment' - A collaborative £350,000 EPSRC research grant between the University of Birmingham, Advanced Science Research Centre, Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, Kyushu University, and the College of Engineering at Shibaura Institute of Technology.
Date:
27/02/2015
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Aping the apes

Aping the apes
Date
18/02/2016 (19:00-20:00)
Location:
Twycross Zoo
Description
Dr Susannah Thorpe from the University of Birmingham will talk about her research on the locomotion and ecology of wild orangutans, and how this has led to the development of a new Enclosure Design Tool to help zoos enhance welfare by eliciting more wild-type behaviours in their apes.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

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.
Categories:
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