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Breakthrough leads to sequencing of a human genome using a pocket-sized device

Breakthrough leads to sequencing of a human genome using a pocket-sized device
Description
A new nanopore technology for direct sequencing of long strands of DNA has resulted in the most complete human genome ever assembled with a single technology, scientists have revealed.
Date:
01/02/2018

Researchers begin isolating blood-feeding and non-biting genes in mosquitoes

Researchers begin isolating blood-feeding and non-biting genes in mosquitoes
Description
Researchers have taken the first step on a path that eventually could result in female mosquitoes that no longer bite and spread diseases.
Date:
18/01/2018

Metabolomics and Birmingham: the Metabomeeting 2017 conference

Metabolomics and Birmingham: the Metabomeeting 2017 conference
Description
The university hosted the largest annual European metabolic profiling (metabolomics) conference, called Metabomeeting 2017, on 11-13 December 2017.
Date:
18/12/2017

Research suggests gorillas can develop food cleaning behaviour spontaneously

Research suggests gorillas can develop food cleaning behaviour spontaneously
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham, University of Tübingen and University of St. Andrews have suggested that gorillas are capable of learning food cleaning behaviours without having to witness it in others first.
Date:
11/12/2017

Decade long climate change experiment site wins a sustainability award

Decade long climate change experiment site wins a sustainability award
Description
The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) was named winner in the sustainability category at the Insider Property Awards earlier this month.
Date:
07/12/2017

National Biofilms Innovation Centre

National Biofilms Innovation Centre
Description
The UK's world-class expertise in the research of biofilms has been recognised through the launch of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC).
Date:
27/11/2017

Bacteria's secret weapons in defeating antibiotics discovered

Bacteria's secret weapons in defeating antibiotics discovered
Description
David Grainger's article in The Conversation explains that "Bacteria possess even more tools to protect themselves from antibiotics than previously thought, according to our latest research".
Date:
13/11/2017

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham are uniting to support World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from November 13th to 19th.
Date:
13/11/2017
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VIII International Simuliidae Symposium 2018

VIII International Simuliidae Symposium 2018
Date
21 - 22/06/2018
Location:
Univerity of Birmingham
Description
The 2018 Simuliidae Symposium will be at University of Birmingham, England 21-22 June 2018. Arrival and registration will be during the evening of Wed 20 June 2018.
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