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Beckman Coulter Inc. Forms Technology Partnership With the University of Birmingham
Beckman Coulter Inc. Forms Technology Partnership With the University of Birmingham
Description
In a collaboration aimed at advancing automation techniques for regulatory science research, Beckman Coulter Inc. has entered into a Technology Partnership agreement with scientists at the University of Birmingham (UoB), UK, establishing a collaboration to accelerate research into higher-throughput biology to support the University's activities towards better protecting environment and human health.
Date:
02/10/2014
The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists
The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists
Description
Wild species related to crops that are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by School of Biosciences researchers – but a significant proportion are found in Middle East conflict zones, where their conservation is at risk.
Date:
23/09/2014
Plant diversity in China vital for global food security
Plant diversity in China vital for global food security
Description
A team including academics from the School of Biosciences and partners in China identified 871 wild plant species native to China that have the potential to adapt and maintain 28 globally important crops.
Date:
23/09/2014
From tiny flies to great discoveries
Description
The Drosophila Research Labs in the School of Biosciences will be presenting an exhibit at the British Science Festival, Birmingham Library, Saturday 6th September 10:00 to 16:30: "From tiny flies to great discoveries".
Date:
04/09/2014
Bugs, Birmingham and Bangalore- a visit to the Indian Institute of Science
Bugs, Birmingham and Bangalore- a visit to the Indian Institute of Science
Description
Staff from Biosciences and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI) visit the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore next week to take part in a joint microbiology symposium.
Date:
04/09/2014
Plant biology lecturer grows in the school
Plant biology lecturer grows in the school
Description
Dr Laura Vickers appointed as a temporary lecturer of plant biology in the School of Biosciences will be taking her teaching expertise to Harper Adams University next month, as she embarks on a lectureship in Crop Production and Agronomy.
Date:
15/08/2014
Summer School for microbes
Summer School for microbes
Description
26 A level students sacrificed one precious week of their summer holidays for the sake of science. For 5 days they took part in the IMI Summer School at the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, here in the School of Biosciences, and got some of those mysterious microbiology questions answered!
Date:
02/08/2014
Graduation week special awards
Graduation week special awards
Description
Alongside the hundreds of students from the School who got their degrees, three members of the School received special awards
Date:
18/07/2014
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