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Biosciences Head of Education wins Educational Leadership Award

Biosciences Head of Education wins Educational Leadership Award
Description
Dr Jeremy Pritchard, Head of Education at the School of Biosciences has won the Teaching Academy Educational leadership for his outstanding work supporting student learning.
Date:
07/12/2015

How bacterial predators kill other bacteria without harming themselves

How bacterial predators kill other bacteria without harming themselves
Description
A joint study by the labs of Dr Andrew Lovering and Professor Liz Sockett, at the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, has shown how predatory bacteria protect themselves from the weapons they use in their bacterial killing pathway. The research, published in Nature Communications, offers insights into early steps in the evolution of bacterial predators and will help to inform new ways of combating antimicrobial resistance.
Date:
03/12/2015

Lecturer appointments in plant-pathogen interactions or tree health

Lecturer appointments in plant-pathogen interactions or tree health
Description
Up to 2 Lecturer appointments are available within the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research. This is an exciting opportunity to plan and carry out research at the core of the BIFoR strategic vision in the area of plant-pathogen interactions and to contribute to the whole range of research, teaching and administration within the school of Biosciences.
Date:
30/11/2015

Biosciences PhD student is first author on paper in Science

Biosciences PhD student is first author on paper in Science
Description
One of our School of Biosciences PhD students is first author of a paper published in the prestigious journal Science on 5 Nov 2015. Zongcheng Lin, the lead author, was a PhD student funded jointly by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the College of Life and Environmental Science (LES), when he carried out these studies. He is now a postdoctoral scientist at the VIB in Ghent.
Date:
06/11/2015

Breakthrough in breeding technologies

Breakthrough in breeding technologies
Description
Scientists discover how to prevent self-pollination. University of Birmingham (UK) scientists have created a plant that rejects its own pollen or pollen of close relatives, according to research published in the journal Science on 5 November 2015.
Date:
05/11/2015

Microbiology Society prizes for Biosciences staff

Microbiology Society prizes for Biosciences staff
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra and Dr David Grainger are winners of the Microbiology Society 2016 Prize Lectures, which are awarded annually by the Society to recognise significant contributions to the field of microbiology.
Date:
29/10/2015

College wins new WellcomeTrust programmes

College wins new WellcomeTrust programmes
Description
The Wellcome Trust has awarded two new four-year PhD doctoral training programmes to undertake in-depth postgraduate study with academics within our Institute of Microbiology and Infection.
Date:
22/10/2015

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 is now available, lead by academics from the School of Biosciences.
Date:
06/10/2015
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