Life and Environmental Sciences News

New PhD studentships available

New PhD studentships available
Description
The School is offering new PhD studentships through the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) Studentship Cohort.
Date:
26/09/2017

Fitbits could lead to negative impact on pupils' well-being, study finds

Fitbits could lead to negative impact on pupils' well-being, study finds
Description
Pupils in secondary schools are reluctant to see fitness and health tracking devices such as Fitbits introduced into Physical Exercise lessons in schools and the device could potentially cause a negative impact on students' overall well-being, research led by the University of Birmingham has found.
Date:
22/09/2017

Biosciences scholar brings back the medals for GB

Biosciences scholar brings back the medals for GB
Description
Jonny Davies, third year Biochemistry student and University of Birmingham sport scholar, last week bought home 2 medals for the GB Athletics team at the World University Games in Taipei.
Date:
12/09/2017

Ancient footprints in Crete challenge theory of human evolution

Ancient footprints in Crete challenge theory of human evolution
Description
Dr Susannah Thorpe of the School of Biosciences writes in The Conversation about the discovery of some 50 footprints at Trachilos in Crete that are nearly 6m-years-old. It looks like they may be from a hominin – a member of the human species after separation from the chimpanzee lineage
Date:
08/09/2017

Professor Lee Chapman awarded Innovation in Meteorology prize

Professor Lee Chapman awarded Innovation in Meteorology prize
Description
Professor Lee Chapman has been awarded The Harry Otten Prize for Innovation in Meteorology, for his idea of using low-cost sensors and the Internet of Things to advance weather forecasts.
Date:
07/09/2017

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine
Description
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, was joined by Greg Clark MP and Professor Sir John Bell today (August 30th) at the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) - co-located on the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham campus - to make two major national life sciences investment announcements as part of the launch of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.
Date:
07/09/2017

Experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream systems

Experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream systems
Description
Researchers have warned of an 'urgent worldwide need' to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems.
Date:
05/09/2017

Bursary for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport

Bursary for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport
Description
The University of Birmingham and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer one chartered physiotherapist an exciting opportunity. Bursary for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport
Date:
02/09/2017

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst
Description
Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed by the University of Birmingham and University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.
Date:
31/08/2017

Paper analyses approaches of online sexual offenders

Paper analyses approaches of online sexual offenders
Description
Dr Juliane Kloess recently published a paper which aims to provide an inclusive and realistic account of the offence processes of naturally occurring, sexually exploitative interactions between offenders and victims that take place via Internet communication platforms.
Date:
30/08/2017
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