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



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

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Pat Noxolo and Peter Kraftl recognised by prestigious RGS-IBG awards

Dr Pat Noxolo and Professor Peter Kraftl both won the Murchison Award, for 2021 and 2020 respectively.
07 December 2021

Trees are biggest methane 'vents' in wetland areas – even when they're dry

Trees are biggest methane 'vents' in wetland areas – even when they're dry
Most of the methane gas emitted from Amazon wetlands regions is vented into the atmosphere via tree root systems – with significant emissions occurring even when the ground is not flooded.
06 December 2021

Molecular Sciences Visitors' Centre officially opens

Molecular Sciences Visitors' Centre officially opens
The University of Birmingham officially opened the Molecular Sciences Visitors' Centre on Thursday 2 December, celebrating the start of the newest campus development with Morgan Sindall Construction.
03 December 2021

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