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Birmingham launches new training network to train six PhD students to use cutting-edge organic synthesis to aid drug discovery

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The University of Birmingham has joined forces with industry partners in the Netherlands and Germany to launch iDesign, an EU-funded training network that will train students how to prepare bespoke structurally and functionally diverse, three-dimensional molecules with desirable physicochemical properties for drug discovery.
Date:
16/02/2018

PhD studentship applications for iDesign organic synthesis research projects now open

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The University of Birmingham has joined forces with industry partners in the Netherlands and Germany to launch iDesign, an EU-funded training network that will train students how to prepare bespoke structurally and functionally diverse, three-dimensional molecules with desirable physicochemical properties for drug discovery.
Date:
16/02/2018

The Faraday Institution Announces £42 Million for Energy Storage Research

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Today (23 January 2018) the Faraday Institution announced up to £42 million in new government funding to four UK-based consortia to conduct application-inspired research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.
Date:
23/01/2018

Frankincense – much more than a fragrant smell

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You may be familiar with frankincense through its role in the Christmas story, and its use in religious ceremonies. Frankincense has been used medicinally in the East for thousands of years, but recently scientists in the West have started to examine it, and find that incensole acetate (one of the molecules behind its distinctive odour) in particular has some interesting properties.
Date:
21/12/2017

National Biofilms Innovation Centre

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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.
Date:
27/11/2017

Birmingham research team working to develop 'smart insulin' profiled by the Royal Pharmaeceutical Society

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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.
Date:
16/11/2017

Birmingham marks progress on innovative new STEM laboratories

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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.
Date:
20/10/2017

Gold 'nanoprobes' used to track blood flow in tiny vessels

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Scientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometres, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood vessels in the body.
Date:
11/10/2017

Helena Dodd shortlisted for STEM Inspiration Award

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Helena Dodd, a fourth year Chemistry undergraduate student at the University of Birmingham, has been shortlisted for a 2017 STEM inspiration Award for her work to mentor to mentor girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Birmingham.
Date:
02/10/2017

Dr Melanie Britton becomes first female chair the Division of Spatially Resolved Magnetic Resonance of the Ampere Society

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Dr Melanie Britton, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, has recently been appointed as Chair of the Division of Spatially Resolved Magnetic Resonance of the Ampere Society. It is the first time in the society's history that a woman has held this position.
Date:
12/09/2017
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