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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

New study reveals hunting strategy of remaining populations of endangered African wild dogs

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

Brazil Zika lab in a caravan gets funding
Description
Dr 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

New BBSRC-funding awarded for bovine TB research
Description
Biosciences 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?

Who keeps the plans for our cellular power stations?
Description
Dr 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
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The Huxley Lecture

The Huxley Lecture
Date
05/12/2016 (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Haworth Lecture Theatre 203
Description
Epigenetic Switching Underlying Seasonal TimingPresented by: Professor Caroline Dean - Project Leader, Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre
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