Life and Environmental Sciences News and Events

The human brain works backwards to retrieve memories

The human brain works backwards to retrieve memories
Description
When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/01/2019

Bioscientists win prestigious awards from the Society of Experimental Biology (SEB)

Description
Dr Daniel Gibbs and Dr Iain Johnston have both been awarded the President's Medal by the SEB, which is awarded annually to young scientists of outstanding merit.
Date:
08/01/2019

Forget-me-not: Scientists pinpoint memory mechanism in plants

Forget-me-not: Scientists pinpoint memory mechanism in plants
Description
Plant scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham have unravelled a mechanism that enables flowering plants to sense and 'remember' changes in their environment.
Date:
21/12/2018

Morning lark or night owl? How our body clocks affect our mental and physical performance

Description
Our body clocks actually effect how well a person performs on both mental and physical tasks: Research Fellow Dr Elise Facer-Childs writes for The Conversation.
Date:
18/12/2018

Measuring speed of mental replay of movies reveals new insights into how we access memories

Measuring speed of mental replay of movies reveals new insights into how we access memories
Description
Researchers have discovered that 'fully detailed' memories are stored in the brain, but people access this information at different speeds and levels of detail, with people accessing memories 'forward' that is recalling older information first.
Date:
18/12/2018

Grant awarded to Birmingham for research into shipping emissions

Grant awarded to Birmingham for research into shipping emissions
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have been awarded £1.6M by the Natural Environment Research Council to lead a project investigating shipping emissions in the Arctic and North Atlantic atmosphere.
Date:
14/12/2018

Grant awarded to Birmingham for research into shipping emissions

Grant awarded to Birmingham for research into shipping emissions
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have been awarded £1.6M by the Natural Environment Research Council to lead a project investigating shipping emissions in the Arctic and North Atlantic atmosphere.
Date:
13/12/2018

Innovative DNA recovery techniques could help victims catch rapists in Kenya

Description
"The self-administered DNA kits we're designing would make it possible to obtain valuable DNA evidence when there are no other means of doing so." Dr Heather Flowe, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, co-authors this piece for The Conversation
Date:
04/12/2018

Two GEES academics named in global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

Description
Professor Roy Harrison OBE FRS, and Professor Iseult Lynch PhD, MBA are amongst the most influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe. Eight academics from Birmingham appear on this year's list.
Date:
30/11/2018

Autumn train timetables - a leafy subject

Description
For railway commuters across England and Wales, December brings to an end the annual 'Leaf fall timetables' and the regular announcements of 'leaves on the line' causing delays.
Date:
30/11/2018
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Events

LES Lecture Series

Date
17/09/2018 - 29/04/2019
Location:
Biosciences Building - Undercroft (R27 on campus map)
Description
This is a Series of events run by the College of Life and Environmental Sciences for the University of Birmingham
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops

Visualizing the built structure of places: tools for analysis, critique and design

Date
23/01/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Karl Kropf, Oxford Brookes University
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Inaugural Lecture: The Rise of Dinosaurs

Inaugural Lecture: The Rise of Dinosaurs
Date
24/01/2019
Location:
WG05 Lecture Theatre - Aston Webb Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Dinosaurs are the most familiar of all extinct animals, but how, when and why did they rise to dominate the world of the Mesozoic? We are delighted to present the inaugural lecture of Richard Butler, Professor of Palaeobiology.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

Birmingham Leading Thinkers Lecture: Professor Jim Skea

Birmingham Leading Thinkers Lecture: Professor Jim Skea
Date
28/01/2019
Location:
Arts Building Main Lecture Theatre (Room 120)
Description
"The United Nations IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C: Implications and what comes next" with Professor Jim Skea, Co-Chair United Nations IPCC GP III (mitigation).
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

Psychology Joint Seminar: Dr Juulia Paavonen and Dr Donna Littlewood

Psychology Joint Seminar: Dr Juulia Paavonen and Dr Donna Littlewood
Date
30/01/2019
Location:
Hills 120
Description
This is a joint CHBH and IMh seminar.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

Green belts and urban growth patterns: past, present and future

Date
06/02/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Charles Goode, University of Birmingham - Wednesday 6 February (1400-15.30)
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

IMH Lunchtime Seminar: Dr Sarah-Jane Fenton and Dr Karen Newbigging: Comparing complex cases in health settings

Date
11/02/2019
Location:
muirhead 420
Description
This is the November lunchtime seminar for the IMH.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

A methodological framework for defining typological process

Date
20/02/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Fei Chen, University of Liverpool - Wednesday 20 February (1400-15.30)
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
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