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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

Antibiotic Resistance - Birmingham Heroes

Description
Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasingly serious threat. If not addressed, by 2050 it could kill millions of people, more than from cancer or road traffic accidents. Our researchers within the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, one of the largest groupings of microbiologists in the world, are doing all they can to tackle this global issue by understanding how antibiotics work and finding new ways to prevent and treat infections.
Date:
21/11/2016

Award for Birmingham Professor

Award for Birmingham Professor
Description
The 2017 Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture has been awarded to Professor Steve Busby. The award, given for exceptional research contributions, is sponsored by the Microbiology Society, and honours the Society's 2nd President (following Alexander Fleming).
Date:
25/10/2016

IMI Professor awarded 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize

IMI Professor awarded 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize
Description
Professor Laura Piddock has been awarded the 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize. This is awarded annually to a microbiologist who has engaged in high-quality outreach activities during the last 2–5 years.
Date:
03/10/2016

Midland Microbiology Muster

Midland Microbiology Muster
Description
Microbiologists from all over the Midlands met in Leicester for the third Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting on 21-22 September 2016.
Date:
23/09/2016

Former student makes finals for Royal Society of Biology Teacher Award

Former student makes finals for Royal Society of Biology Teacher Award
Description
Former Biological Sciences student Lynne Chambers was shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Society of Biology School Biology Teacher Award. The award seeks to identify and recognise the very best and most inspiring biology teachers in 11-18 education in the UK.
Date:
23/09/2016

We didn't evolve from 'aquatic apes'

We didn't evolve from 'aquatic apes'
Description
Professor Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham, gives the case against the 'aquatic ape hypothesis' in a recent article on The Conversation.
Date:
19/09/2016

School of Biosciences scientist to receive €1.5m of ERC funding

School of Biosciences scientist to receive €1.5m of ERC funding
Description
Dr Dan Gibbs, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant of €1.5 million for a project to investigate development of superior crop varieties required for increasing global food security.
Date:
12/09/2016
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The Huxley Lecture

The Huxley Lecture
Date
05/12/2016
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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