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Emeritus Professor in New Year's Honours list
Emeritus Professor in New Year's Honours list
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Congratulations to Professor David Morton who was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours for his "services to the UK and International Veterinary Profession especially Animal Welfare and Ethics". Professor Morton was Director of the Biomedical Service Unit from 1989 to 2006 and Head of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, and is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Biosciences.
Date:
30/01/2014
Spiked drink theory sheds new light on Alexander the Great's death
Spiked drink theory sheds new light on Alexander the Great's death
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The mystery of the death of Alexander the Great, shrouded in intrigue, may have finally been solved, thanks to a team of academics, including a University of Birmingham toxicologist.
Date:
23/01/2014
Head of School becomes Chairman of Biochemical Society
Head of School becomes Chairman of Biochemical Society
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Professor Steve Busby, Head of School of Biosciences, became Chairman of Biochemical Society on 1st January. The Biochemical Society is the UK's largest and oldest member organisation that promotes molecular biosciences worldwide.
Date:
17/01/2014
Success in University Enterprise Competition
Success in University Enterprise Competition
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Congratulations to Biosciences undergraduate Richard Daniels for his success as a finalist in the University's annual Plan-B innovation competition, coming first in the "Improving the Campus Experience" category, and second in the overall competition. His entry was based on a project called "Student Calculator" which is an accessible, user friendly app and website that allows students to follow their progress.
Date:
17/01/2014
Living time capsule shows the human mark on evolution
Living time capsule shows the human mark on evolution
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In a News York Times article entitled "A living time capsule shows the human mark on evolution", Dr Luisa Orsini of the School of Bisociences describes how the hatching of 700 year old eggs of the water flea Daphnia presents a biological archive enabling researchers to go back in time.
Date:
09/01/2014
Royal Society case study features Dr Juliet Coates
Royal Society case study features Dr Juliet Coates
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Dr Juliet Coates, lecturer in Plant Molecular Genetics in the School of Biosciences, has been featured on the Royal Society website in a case study about her research into plant development and evolution.
Date:
17/12/2013
Honorary Reader wins Lloyd's Science of Risk Prize
Honorary Reader wins Lloyd's Science of Risk Prize
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Dr Rosemary Waring, Honorary reader at the School of Biosciences, along with her team have won the Lloyds Science of Risk prize for the section on 'technological and biological risk'.
Date:
03/12/2013
International team of researchers promotes microbial Individual-Based Ecology (µIBE)
International team of researchers promotes microbial Individual-Based Ecology (µIBE)
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In a recent opinion paper in PNAS, Kreft et al. argue that technological advances allowing observation and experimentation on the level of single bacterial cells are generating a flood of new data.
Date:
02/12/2013
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