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29/04/2016

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow
Description
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler, a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences, received the Biological Systems Early Career Award following a special lecture given at the University of Birmingham on 28 April 2016.
Date:
29/04/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
22/03/2016

Brazil Zika lab in a caravan gets funding

Brazil Zika lab in a caravan gets funding
Description
Dr Nick Loman, of the School of Biosciences and Institute of Microbiology and Infection, has been successful in his recent applications for funding to the Zika Rapid Response initiative with a proposal for "Open genomic surveillance of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil using a novel portable real-time sequencing device" which Dr Loman describes as "a Zika lab in a caravan".
Date:
22/03/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences
04/02/2016

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions
Description
New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.
Date:
04/02/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
25/01/2016

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB
Description
TB researchers in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham identify a new fatty acid shuttle mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, as a new drug target in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.
Date:
25/01/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
22/10/2015

College wins new WellcomeTrust programmes

College wins new WellcomeTrust programmes
Description
The Wellcome Trust has awarded two new four-year PhD doctoral training programmes to undertake in-depth postgraduate study with academics within our Institute of Microbiology and Infection.
Date:
22/10/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Students
29/09/2015

Spotlight on Facilities: MRC Regional Phenome Centre

Description
The £8m MRC Regional Phenome Centre (RPC), which opened last year, helps improve the health of patients through novel research and technology.
Date:
29/09/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences
14/09/2015

How age alters our immune response to bereavement

Description
Young people have a more robust immune response to the loss of a loved one, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, providing insight into how different generations cope with loss.
Date:
14/09/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/07/2015

Microbiology Summer School Starts in Biosciences

Microbiology Summer School Starts in Biosciences
Description
26 year-12 pupils from schools all around Birmingham join the Institute of Microbology and Infection this week to experience lab work and microbial science first hand.
Date:
20/07/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Students
03/03/2015

Bioscientists win Biochemical Society Awards

Bioscientists win Biochemical Society Awards
Description
The Biochemical Society, which is the UK's largest biosciences learned society, today announced that two of its premier prizes are to be awarded to members of the School of Biosciences and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection.
Date:
03/03/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences
15/12/2014

Undergraduate Students contribute to paper in Science

Description
Two current undergraduate students have contributed to a research paper published recently in the highly-regarded journal Science.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
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