News and events In 'News, events & seminars' News and Events Back to 'School of Biosciences' NewsRSS FeedAtom Feed 'Brummie' water fleas launched into space DescriptionLocal '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 DescriptionRecent 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 New study reveals hunting strategy of remaining populations of endangered African wild dogs Description'Two papers published together in Nature Communications reveal the detailed hunting behaviour of a whole pack of African wild dogs in Northern Botswana. Dr Julia P Myatt from the School of Biosciences is one of the authors of the study carried out by the Royal Veterinary College and the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust.Date:01/04/2016 Brazil Zika lab in a caravan gets funding DescriptionDr Nick Loman, of the School of Biosciences and Institute of Microbiology and Infection, has been successful in his recent applications for funding to the Zika Rapid Response initiative with a proposal for "Open genomic surveillance of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil using a novel portable real-time sequencing device" which Dr Loman describes as "a Zika lab in a caravan".Date:22/03/2016 New BBSRC-funding awarded for bovine TB research DescriptionBiosciences researcher Apoorva Bhatt has recently been awarded a joint grant with Maximiliano Gutierrez (The Francis Crick Institute) and Stephen Gordon (University College Dublin) to study bovine tuberculosis (TB) as part of a BBSRC-funded, eradication of bovine TB initiative (ERADbTB).Date:19/02/2016 Who keeps the plans for our cellular power stations? DescriptionDr Iain Johnston, a Birmingham Fellow in Biosciences, and Ben Williams, a researcher at the Whitehead Institute at MIT, used maths, statistics, and biological "big data" to answer the question of why our mitochondria still contain some genes in their DNA.Date:19/02/2016 Calculating endless love! DescriptionA light-hearted research project has shown that children named Vivian, Connor and Evie may have been the most lucky in love this Valentine's Day - at least according to popular schoolyard lore.Date:16/02/2016 Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions DescriptionNew research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.Date:04/02/2016 Displaying 25 to 32 of 150 Previous … 2 3 4 5 6 … Next Seminars/EventsRSS FeedAtom Feed There are no results that match your criteria.