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Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain

Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from 'hijacking' the body's immune system and spreading to the brain.
Date:
17/08/2017

A great place to study - 2017 National Student Survey

A great place to study -  2017 National Student Survey
Description
Results from the 2017 National Student Survey show that 100% of our BSc Human Biology students would recommend the University of Birmingham as a great place to study. Students completing the survey also praised the quality of our course and our staff, with up to 100% of our Biochemistry students saying the course is intellectually stimulating and our staff are good at explaining things.
Date:
11/08/2017

Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate

Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate
Description
Professor Michael Tausz, Director of Birmingham Institute of Forest Research at the University of Birmingham, discusses using forests to manage carbon in the Birmingham Brief.
Date:
20/07/2017

Initiative to improve the standardisation of metabolomics in assessing safety of chemicals

Initiative to improve the standardisation of metabolomics in assessing safety of chemicals
Description
The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) has announced the launch of a new initiative which will accelerate the use of metabolomics technology to improve safety assessment of chemicals.
Date:
20/07/2017

Mike Tomlinson speaks at Gordon Research Conference

Mike Tomlinson speaks at Gordon Research Conference
Description
Dr Mike Tomlinson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biosciences, gave an invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Matrix Metalloproteases on July 10.
Date:
13/07/2017

Biosciences PhD student discovers a new species of marine sponge

Biosciences PhD student discovers a new species of marine sponge
Description
Rachael Ununuma Akpiri, a Commonwealth funded PhD scholar in the laboratory of Dr Nik Hodges first collected the new sponge sample during a field trip to Nigeria in February 2013 as part of her PhD studies
Date:
11/07/2017

Biosciences Graduate Research School Symposium

Biosciences Graduate Research School Symposium
Description
The annual Biosciences Graduate Research School symposium will take place 17-18 July 2017, and will feature two very prominent key note addresses
Date:
10/07/2017

Tracking Zika virus across continents

Tracking Zika virus across continents
Description
Two papers in the 15 June issue of Nature describe how on-site rapid sequencing has been used to follow the spread of Zika virus and its evolution.
Date:
27/06/2017
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Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day
Date
09/09/2017
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day
Date
14/10/2017
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The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
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