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Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions
Description
New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.
Date:
04/02/2016

Biosciences scientist awarded Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

Biosciences scientist awarded Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
Description
Dr Susannah Thorpe of the School of Biosciences has been honoured with the award of Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Fellowship to pursue her research in the area of human evolution and, in particular, the origins of human bipedalism.
Date:
02/02/2016

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB
Description
TB researchers in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham identify a new fatty acid shuttle mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, as a new drug target in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.
Date:
25/01/2016

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Description
School of Biosciences Monday 18 January 2016 from 2pmThis Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School of Biosciences:
Date:
11/01/2016

Team from Biosciences wins prize at BiotechnologyYES

Team from Biosciences wins prize at BiotechnologyYES
Description
Back in October 2015 a team of 5 PhD students from the School of Biosciences including Siân Bailey (Wheatley Group), Stephen Hall, Matthew Tridgett, Julia Kraemer and Charles Moore-Kelly (Dafforn Group) won the regional heat of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Biotechnology YES) competition.
Date:
17/12/2015

Head of School speaks at Anniversary Symposium in India

Head of School speaks at Anniversary Symposium in India
Description
This weekend Professor Steve Busby, Head of School of Biosciences, will be giving an invited lecture at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore as part of the Institute's celebrations for 75 years of its Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology.
Date:
10/12/2015

Biosciences goes East!

Biosciences goes East!
Description
In early December, Professor Steve Busby, Dr Steve Minchin and Dr Dan Gibbs from the School of Biosciences visited the city of Guangzhou in Southern China, where the University of Birmingham is focusing its efforts to establish research and teaching links in Biosciences and beyond.
Date:
08/12/2015

Biosciences Head of Education wins Educational Leadership Award

Biosciences Head of Education wins Educational Leadership Award
Description
Dr Jeremy Pritchard, Head of Education at the School of Biosciences has won the Teaching Academy Educational leadership for his outstanding work supporting student learning.
Date:
07/12/2015
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Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap
Date
11 - 12/02/2016
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
This 2-day course will provide a hands-on approach to teach the attendees about the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification in non-targeted metabolomics studies.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops

Climate change: How will rising CO2 levels affect trees in the Midlands?

Climate change: How will rising CO2 levels affect trees in the Midlands?
Date
22/02/2016
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
Rising CO2 levels are driving climate change. Despite many year of experimentation we still know very little about how complex ecological systems will respond.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolic Phenotyping

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolic Phenotyping
Date
23 - 24/02/2016
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive theoretical overview and hands-on experience of the application of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in metabolic phenotyping.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics 2016

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics 2016
Date
06 - 11/03/2016
Location:
The University of Birmingham - UK
Description
For this third annual training course in Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics, the curriculum is expanded to highlight a multi-omics (system biology) approach to research in environmental sciences.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Studying the masses: how metabolism influences health and ageing

Studying the masses: how metabolism influences health and ageing
Date
14/03/2016
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
Dr Warwick (Rick) Dunn's research group focuses on developing innovative chromatography, mass spectrometry, sample collection and computational resources and their application in the study of the complex role of metabolites in human ageing and diseases
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive
Date
04 - 06/04/2016
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
This 3-day course will introduce you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics
Date
20 - 23/04/2016
Location:
School of Biosciences - University of Birmingham
Description
This 3-day course will provide a comprehensive theoretical overview and hands-on training for the range of methods applied for sample preparation of complex biological samples for analysis applying LC-MS analysis.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops
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