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Can we see Evolution in real time using Bacterial models?

Can we see Evolution in real time using Bacterial  models?
Date
26/01/2015
Location:
The Avon Room, top floor of University Centre Building (R23 on the campus map)
Description
Dr Pete Lund, Reader in Molecular Microbiology, School of Biosciences
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Bacterial Intelligence: an introduction to our Invisible neighbours

Bacterial Intelligence: an introduction to our Invisible neighbours
Date
09/02/2015
Location:
The Avon Room, top floor of University Centre Building (R23 on the campus map)
Description
Professor Steve Busby, Professor of Biochemistry and Head of School of Biosciences
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

The Human Zoo: the battle between Hosts and Pathogens

The Human Zoo: the battle between Hosts and  Pathogens
Date
16/03/2015
Location:
The Avon Room, top floor of University Centre Building (R23 on the campus map)
Description
Professor Robin May, Lister Fellow and Professor in Infectious Diseases, School of Biosciences
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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People Behind the Science - Interview with Dr Jeremy Pritchard
People Behind the Science - Interview with Dr Jeremy Pritchard
Description
Dr Jeremy Pritchard, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Head of Education in the School of Biosciences, talks to the team at People Behind the Science about his journey through life and science.
Date:
08/05/2014
Biosciences Professor wins 2014 Jeremy Knowles Award
Biosciences Professor wins 2014 Jeremy Knowles Award
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry in the School of Biosciences, has been awarded the 2014 Jeremy Knowles Award for his contributions to our understanding of the basic chemistry and biochemistry of the cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and his ground-breaking work in the area of tuberculosis T-cell antigens and the CD1 antigen presentation pathway.
Date:
08/05/2014
School alumni elected as Fellows of the Royal Society
School alumni elected as Fellows of the Royal Society
Description
We are proud to announce that three alumni of the School of Biosciences have recently been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, a self-governing organisation dedicated to identifying and supporting the work of outstanding scientists. The honour is the highest accolade in British science.
Date:
02/05/2014
From the science of evolution to the origins of creationism
From the science of evolution to the origins of creationism
Description
In a public question and answer session organised by The Conversation, Dr Jeremy Pritchard, Head of Education for the School of Biosciences, explained the science of evolution and tackled the contentious issue of science and religion.
Date:
24/04/2014
Sixteen year study of remote sea birds shows sub-annual breeding to maximise offspring
Sixteen year study of remote sea birds shows sub-annual breeding to maximise offspring
Description
A bird species that makes its breeding home on a remote Atlantic island has been shown to breed consistently for the first time with a cycle of less than a year, following a 16-year study by University of Birmingham researchers – potentially to maximise the total number of offspring they produce.
Date:
11/04/2014
Carina Hellberg (1967-2014)
Carina Hellberg (1967-2014)
Description
Dr Carina Hellberg, Reader in Molecular Cell Biology in the School of Biosciences, died in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Friday 14th March. Carina joined us in September 2011, having previously been a Group Leader at the Ludwig Institute in Uppsala in Sweden. Although her time with us was quite short, she made a big impression, and she will be greatly missed. A tree will be planted in the Biosciences Quad in her memory.
Date:
20/03/2014
A Growth Spurt at 1,500 Years Old
A Growth Spurt at 1,500 Years Old
Description
Following the recent resuscitation of a sample of moss which turned out to be more than 1,500 years old, Dr Luisa Orsini of the School of Bisociences describes, in a New York Times article entitled "A Growth Spurt at 1,500 Years Old" how it may be possible to use whatever is stored in ice or sediment as a sort of backup for biodiversity.
Date:
18/03/2014
First 'Circadian Advice Bureau' and 'Sleep Clinic' launched at the University of Birmingham
First 'Circadian Advice Bureau' and 'Sleep Clinic' launched at the University of Birmingham
Description
Biological rhythms and sleep research are currently amongst the most important areas in public health. Sleep pathologies have reached epidemic proportions over the past decades and a large number of people worldwide suffer from chronic 'circadian' disruptions, i.e. conditions describing the increasing discrepancy between the timing of our internal biological body clocks and that of our social environment.
Date:
10/03/2014
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