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Understanding chimpanzee behaviour in zoos

Understanding chimpanzee behaviour in zoos
Description
A recent Birmingham Brief article, based on the work of researchers in the schools of Biosciences and Psychology, considers how zoos could modify great ape enclosures to elicit wild-type behavioural profiles.
Date:
27/05/2016

Our School of Biosciences ranked third in Guardian League Table 2017

Description
In a result that recognises our excellent learning environment, our School of Biosciences has been ranked third in the UK for biosciences subjects in the Guardian University League Tables 2017.
Date:
23/05/2016

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham
Description
Birmingham will be boosted in its efforts to tackle key medical challenges, such as disease diagnosis, identification of the right treatments and improving the health of ageing populations, by the official opening of the Phenome Centre Birmingham 23 May 2016.
Date:
23/05/2016

Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool for UK zoos

Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool for UK zoos
Description
University of Birmingham scientists have developed a new way to redesign chimpanzee enclosures to translate research on wild chimpanzees into zoos to help preserve the behavioural and physiological adaptations that make the species unique.
Date:
12/05/2016

Professor Gurdyal Besra wins the 2016 Colworth Prize

Professor Gurdyal Besra wins the 2016 Colworth Prize
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra, of the School of Biosciences and Institute of Microbiology and Infection, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Colworth Prize by the Microbiology Society.
Date:
05/05/2016

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow
Description
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler, a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences, received the Biological Systems Early Career Award following a special lecture given at the University of Birmingham on 28 April 2016.
Date:
29/04/2016

Winning image - Feeding the world with plant science

Winning image - Feeding the world with plant science
Description
Chris Morgan, a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Biosciences, has won the annual Images of Research competition with his 'Feeding the world with plant science' photo
Date:
21/04/2016

Our accredited degrees celebrated in Royal Society of Biology awards ceremony

Our accredited degrees celebrated in Royal Society of Biology awards ceremony
Description
We are delighted that all of our undergraduate degree courses enjoy Royal Society of Biology - Accredited Degree status.
Date:
14/04/2016
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