School of Biosciences

From molecules and cells to organisms and their environment, Biosciences is an exciting area to study and is contributing to major advances related to human and environmental health, medicine and food security. 

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Posted 12 September 2017

Biosciences scholar brings back the medals for GB

Jonny Davies, third year Biochemistry student and University of Birmingham sport scholar, last week bought home 2 medals for the GB Athletics team at the World University Games in Taipei.

Posted 08 September 2017

Ancient footprints in Crete challenge theory of human evolution

Dr Susannah Thorpe of the School of Biosciences writes in The Conversation about the discovery of some 50 footprints at Trachilos in Crete that are nearly 6m-years-old. It looks like they may be from a hominin – a member of the human species after separation from the chimpanzee lineage

Posted 31 August 2017

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst

Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed by the University of Birmingham and University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.

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