Life and Environmental Sciences News and Events

Nature contact in prison

Nature contact in prison
Description
Very strong opinions are held about what is 'appropriate' in prison and could nature help prisoners
Date:
12/09/2019

Top doctors release new guidance on how to stay fit and healthy

Top doctors release new guidance on how to stay fit and healthy
Description
The UK's top doctors are recommending over-65s take up dancing, bowls or even activities like tai chi to help stave off injury and illness in old age.
Date:
11/09/2019

Predatory bacteria attack initiation mechanism revealed in new study

Predatory bacteria attack initiation mechanism revealed in new study
Description
Scientists have unravelled the attack initiation mechanism used by so-called 'predatory bacteria', which are capable of invading and killing harmful bugs including E. coli or Salmonella.
Date:
09/09/2019

'Follow the leader' mentality a hallmark of gang rape

Description
Physically violent rapes by multiple perpetrators are most frequently carried out by groups in which a strong leader is able to influence the behaviour of followers, new research shows.
Date:
16/08/2019

New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage

New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage
Description
Largescale 'disturbances', including fires, harvesting, windstorms and insect outbreaks, which kill large patches of forest, are responsible for more than a tenth of tree death worldwide, new research shows.
Date:
12/08/2019

Course helps teachers understand the impact of social media on young people's health and wellbeing

Course helps teachers understand the impact of social media on young people's health and wellbeing
Description
An online course designed to help teachers better understand young people's uses of social media and how it influences their health and wellbeing is being launched at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
08/08/2019

Young Investigator Award Success at ECSS

Young Investigator Award Success at ECSS
Description
Ciara O'Brien and Grace Tidmarsh, PhD students within SportExR, won prizes in the highly competitive Young Investigator Awards competition at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Congress in Prague this month.
Date:
30/07/2019

New Chair of BIFoR Announced

New Chair of BIFoR Announced
Description
In January 2020, Professor Rob Jackson will join the University of Birmingham as the Chair in Tree Pathology in the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR).
Date:
30/07/2019

New Chair of BIFoR Announced

New Chair of BIFoR Announced
Description
New Chair of BIFoR at The University of Birmingham Announced
Date:
29/07/2019

IMI Summer School

Description
This week, 25 16 and 17 olds will be at the University of Birmingham, sampling what it's like to study and work in a laboratory at the Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI) Summer School.
Date:
22/07/2019
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Events

'The sequencing singularity: microbiology goes digital!' - The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Nick Loman

Date
09/10/2019
Location:
Lapworth Museum - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Inaugural Lecture by Nick Loman. The sequencing singularity: microbiology goes digital!
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

IMH Lunchtime Seminar - Dr Sarah Cassidy

Date
14/10/2019
Location:
Edgbastion Campus, Venue to be confirmed
Description
We are pleased to invite you to the next instalment of our IMH Lunchtime Seminar Series on Monday 14 October 2019 led by guest speaker Dr Sarah Cassidy from the University of Nottingham.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

'Measuring the masses in the 21st Century: from mass spectrometry to metabolism' - The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Warwick Dunn

'Measuring the masses in the 21st Century: from mass spectrometry to metabolism' - The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Warwick Dunn
Date
16/10/2019
Location:
Lapworth Museum - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Warwick Dunn -'Measuring the masses in the 21st Century: from mass spectrometry to metabolism'
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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