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Biosciences academic appointed holder of Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

Biosciences academic appointed holder of Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
Description
The Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, has announced the appointment of seven new Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship holders. Dr Juliet Coates from the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham is one of those seven, appointed for her research on 'Is there a genetic toolkit for green multicellularity?'
Date:
12/08/2013

Genome-wide comparison of medieval and modern leprosy

Genome-wide comparison of medieval and modern leprosy
Description
A recent report comparing modern and medieval leprosy (Mycobacterium leprae) by Professor Gurdyal S. Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry at the School of Biosciences, has been published in Science
Date:
14/06/2013

Phill Hawkins, graduate of the School of Biosciences, elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Phill Hawkins, graduate of the School of Biosciences, elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Description
We shall be welcoming Phill Hawkins from the Babraham Institute for this seminar on Thursday 4 July. Phill obtained his PhD here in my laboratory. Since about 1990 he and Len Stephens, another Birmingham graduate, have jointly led a research group at the Babraham Institute that has been making ground-breaking discoveries about the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signalling system that is activated by many extracellular stimuli (including insulin and several growth factors) to regulate cell growth and other functions.
Date:
13/06/2013

Biosciences Professor recognised for excellence in research

Biosciences Professor recognised for excellence in research
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry in the School of Biosciences, is among 44 researchers from across the UK who have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Date:
07/05/2013

Biosciences Professor to talk at First International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference

Biosciences Professor to talk at First International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference
Description
Professor John Colbourne, Chair of Environmental Genomics, within the School of Biosciences is to be one of the keynote speakers at the First International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference at Cardiff University 9-11 September 2013.
Date:
23/04/2013

School scientists team up with Thermo Fisher Scientific for life science research

Description
A new Technology Alliance Partner agreement has been established between laboratories within the School of Biosciences and Thermo Fisher Scientific to accelerate research in high-resolution accurate mass and triple quadrupole liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for life science applications.
Date:
23/04/2013

UK-China collaboration to establish new computational resources for metabolomics

Description
A partnership between the University of Birmingham, BGI, the world's largest genomics organisation, and its open-access journal, GigaScience, has received funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to develop a software platform for the analysis of large-scale environmental metabolomics data.
Date:
19/04/2013

Dr Robin May to present 50th Colworth Medal Lecture

Dr Robin May to present 50th Colworth Medal Lecture
Description
Dr Robin May, recipient of the 2013 Colworth Award, will give a presentation at the forthcoming Biochemical Society Award Symposium on 21 February 2013 at Charles Darwin house, London. Dr May's Lecture will be published exclusively in Biochemical Society Transactions.
Date:
15/02/2013
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