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Tracking Zika virus across continents

Tracking Zika virus across continents
Description
Two papers in the 15 June issue of Nature describe how on-site rapid sequencing has been used to follow the spread of Zika virus and its evolution.
Date:
27/06/2017

Biosciences staff lecture in New Orleans

Biosciences staff lecture in New Orleans
Description
Dr Andrew Lovering, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biosciences, spoke in the Antibiotic Resistance symposium at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans, Louisiana on 2 June 2017.
Date:
06/06/2017

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development
Description
A new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a group of cells that function as a 'brain' for plant embryos capable of assessing environmental conditions and dictating when seeds will germinate.
Date:
05/06/2017

Researchers use genome sequencing to uncover hidden spread of Zika

Researchers use genome sequencing to uncover hidden spread of Zika
Description
An international research collaboration has studied the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond, providing a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time.
Date:
25/05/2017

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread
Description
Dr Nick Loman and Doctoral Researcher Josh Quick of the School of Biosciences are co-authors of an important article about the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in the 20th April issue of Nature.
Date:
24/04/2017

Biosciences Researcher kicks off Workshop

Biosciences Researcher kicks off Workshop
Description
Doug Browning gave the opening presentation at the 29th UK RNA polymerase workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne just before Easter (see photo), talking about regulation of the virulence determinants of entero aggregative E. coli.
Date:
21/04/2017

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham
Description
Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
16/02/2017

Study reveals mRNA's 'fifth nucleotide' role in determining sex in fruit flies

Study reveals mRNA's 'fifth nucleotide' role in determining sex in fruit flies
Description
A new paper from the Soller lab published in Nature shows that methyl marks on adenosines (m6A) of mRNA are required for robust alternative splicing of the Drosophila sex determination gene Sex lethal.
Date:
02/12/2016
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Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day
Date
09/09/2017
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The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day
Date
14/10/2017
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The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
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