Constantly inquisitive, we have been making groundbreaking progress in areas such as gene structure, medicine, space research and communications.
Research facts by date
|Professor Sir Peter Medawar awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work which formed the basis of modern transplant surgery. |
||Professor Maurice Wilkins CBE awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the structure of DNA. |
||Birmingham alumnus and zoologist Desmond Morris publishes his famous work The Naked Ape |
||Research around aspirin and prostaglandin biosynthesis led to Birmingham Graduate Sir John Vane being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine |
& Space Research
|Space Shuttle Challenger uses the X-ray telescope developed and manufactured by the Birmingham Astrophysics and Space Research Group|