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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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Living time capsule shows the human mark on evolution
Living time capsule shows the human mark on evolution
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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)
Description
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
Faces of Plant Cell Biology: Dr Juliet Coates
Faces of Plant Cell Biology: Dr Juliet Coates
Description
Dr Juliet Coates from the School of Biosciences talks to Plant Cell Biology about her research on various 'green things', her career path and what advice she would give to students.
Date:
28/11/2013
2013 EMBO Young Investigator Award for Dr. Andrew Lovering
2013 EMBO Young Investigator Award for Dr. Andrew Lovering
Description
Dr Andrew Lovering from the School of Biosciences is among 23 young scientists from across Europe receiving the accolade of 2013 EMBO Young Investigator.
Date:
11/11/2013
New NERC doctoral training partnership award led by the University of Birmingham
Description
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has just announced the results of a funding competition for doctoral training to replace its algorithm system and CENTA is one of the successful partnerships with an award valued at £4.9M.
Date:
07/11/2013
New synthetic biology rule to modify antibiotics
New synthetic biology rule to modify antibiotics
Description
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Birmingham and Leuven (Belgium) have decoded a key step in antibiotic production by bacteria, underpinning the development of new antibiotics to tackle the global threat from multiply resistant superbugs like MRSA and E. coli.
Date:
03/10/2013
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