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Disease-causing genes spread easily in emerging lethal fungus infection
Disease-causing genes spread easily in emerging lethal fungus infection
Description
A rare, emerging fungal disease that is spreading throughout Canada and Northwestern USA can easily pass its deadly genes to related fungal strains within the species but less readily to more distant relatives, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10/09/2013
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
Description
The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013
Outwitting the world's deadliest bugs
Outwitting the world's deadliest bugs
Description
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler made the biggest scientific breakthrough of her young career to date – a way to combat drug-resistant bacteria – while doing postdoctoral research in the United States. This coincided with injured American soldiers being flown home from war zones for treatment, only to develop sometimes-fatal bacterial infections.
Date:
22/08/2013
Biosciences academic appointed holder of Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
Biosciences academic appointed holder of Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
Description
The Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, has announced the appointment of seven new Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship holders. Dr Juliet Coates from the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham is one of those seven, appointed for her research on 'Is there a genetic toolkit for green multicellularity?'
Date:
12/08/2013
Genome-wide comparison of medieval and modern leprosy
Genome-wide comparison of medieval and modern leprosy
Description
A recent report comparing modern and medieval leprosy (Mycobacterium leprae) by Professor Gurdyal S. Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry at the School of Biosciences, has been published in Science
Date:
14/06/2013
Phill Hawkins, graduate of the School of Biosciences, elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Phill Hawkins, graduate of the School of Biosciences, elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Description
We shall be welcoming Phill Hawkins from the Babraham Institute for this seminar on Thursday 4 July. Phill obtained his PhD here in my laboratory. Since about 1990 he and Len Stephens, another Birmingham graduate, have jointly led a research group at the Babraham Institute that has been making ground-breaking discoveries about the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signalling system that is activated by many extracellular stimuli (including insulin and several growth factors) to regulate cell growth and other functions.
Date:
13/06/2013
Biosciences Professor recognised for excellence in research
Biosciences Professor recognised for excellence in research
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry in the School of Biosciences, is among 44 researchers from across the UK who have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Date:
07/05/2013
Biosciences Professor to talk at First International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference
Biosciences Professor to talk at First International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference
Description
Professor John Colbourne, Chair of Environmental Genomics, within the School of Biosciences is to be one of the keynote speakers at the First International Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference at Cardiff University 9-11 September 2013.
Date:
23/04/2013
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