College of Life and Environmental Sciences

We are dedicated to exploring the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms. Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences, we discover, apply and translate science, forging major advances in human and environmental health. From exercise, biomedicine and mental health to climate change, food security and resilience we combine original thinking and real-world experience with clear focus and rigour. 

Together, we are developing solutions to ensure a healthier and a more sustainable future. 

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High quality, specialist programmes underpinned by world-leading research.

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Our experts are engaged in world-changing research, benefitting individuals, communities and the environment. 

Find out more about our research centres, school research and our scientific research facilities

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Further your research within a globally respected and multi-disciplinary environment.

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Motivation depends on how the brain processes fatigue

Motivation depends on how the brain processes fatigue
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham & University of Oxford have shown that the willingness to work is not static, and depends upon the fluctuating rhythms of fatigue.
Date:
30 July 2021

Exploring how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health

Exploring how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health
Description
University of Birmingham experts are part of a new research programme investigating how air pollutants in indoor spaces such as homes, schools and workplaces can adversely affect human health.
Date:
28 July 2021

UK scientists designed world's most sophisticated COVID-19 sequencing system – here's how they did it

UK scientists designed world's most sophisticated COVID-19 sequencing system – here's how they did it
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New bioinformatics software and cloud computing approaches developed at the University of Birmingham, have enabled the UK's COVID-19 genome sequencing effort to be the most sophisticated in the world.
Date:
27 July 2021

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