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). The University of Birmingham is already a major player in biofilm research in many different disciplines. Research here ranges from studying biofilms in rivers, through using biofilms to improve stress resistance of biocatalysis, to investigating new ways to combat biofilms on medical devices or on human tissues.
The groundbreaking work of Birmingham researcher Dr John Fossey and his team to transform how people with type 1 diabetes manage their condition was recently profiled in a Royal Pharmaceutical Society journal article.
Students from the University of Birmingham's Society of Chemistry (ChemSoc) recently held a Halloween-themed bake sale which raised over £200 for Birmingham Children's Hospital.
The University of Birmingham has marked progress on an innovative new £40 million teaching laboratory which will change the way students study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.