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

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Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study

Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness.
Date:
15 November 2019

Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change

Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have unravelled the genetic mechanisms behind tiny waterfleas' ability to adapt to increased levels of phosphorus pollution in lakes.
Date:
14 November 2019

Dr Stewart presents Founders Lecture

Dr Stewart presents Founders Lecture
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Dr Stewart presents Founders Lecture
Date:
12 November 2019

Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences

Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences
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Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences
Date:
08 November 2019

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