College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Dedicated to exploring and learning about the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences uses training, fieldwork and excellent facilities to enable students to learn generic and discipline-specific skills while studying exciting topics – ranging from ecology through to cancer research and forensic psychology.  
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Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate

Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate
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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 July 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
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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 July 2017

Biosciences PhD student discovers a new species of marine sponge

Biosciences PhD student discovers a new species of marine sponge
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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 July 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 July 2017
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