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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

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