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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Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development
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A new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a group of cells that function as a 'brain' for plant embryos capable of assessing environmental conditions and dictating when seeds will germinate.
Date:
05 June 2017

Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport

Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport
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The University of Birmingham and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer two chartered physiotherapists an exciting opportunity. Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport
Date:
02 June 2017

Researchers use genome sequencing to uncover hidden spread of Zika

Researchers use genome sequencing to uncover hidden spread of Zika
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An international research collaboration has studied the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond, providing a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time.
Date:
25 May 2017

PhD student a finalist in ESRC writing competition

PhD student a finalist in ESRC writing competition
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PhD student David Pollard was a finalist in the ESRC Writing Competition 2017, which aims to encourage and recognise the writing skills of ESRC-funded students.
Date:
23 May 2017
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