Life and Environmental Sciences News and Events

Epitranscriptomics determines the topography and dynamics of modifications in RNA

Epitranscriptomics determines the topography and dynamics of modifications in RNA
Description
The new field of epitranscriptomics determines the topography and dynamics of modifications in RNA; new research by Dr Matthias Soller and Dr Rupoert Fray
Date:
18/03/2019

Global analysis of billions of Wikipedia searches reveals a treasure trove of biodiversity secrets

Global analysis of billions of Wikipedia searches reveals a treasure trove of biodiversity secrets
Description
An international team of researchers has found that the way in which people use the internet is tied to patterns and rhythms in the natural world.
Date:
08/03/2019

Chatterpies, haggisters and ninuts could help children love conservation

Chatterpies, haggisters and ninuts could help children love conservation
Description
Weaving stories and intriguing names into children's education about the natural world could help to engage them with species' conservation messages, new research shows.
Date:
08/03/2019

Young people care about climate change – teachers need to engage with that passion

Description
Today's school students will be the ones who must reverse climate change, cope with it as best they can, or experience its consequences. Professor Jeremy Pritchard writes for The Conversation.
Date:
06/03/2019

Young People, Social Media and Health –why we should focus on adult digital literacy

Description
The influence of social media on young people's health has received significant attention in the media and in policy in recent months.
Date:
28/02/2019

Young People, Social Media and Health –why we should focus on adult digital literacy

Description
The influence of social media on young people's health has received significant attention in the media and in policy in recent months.
Date:
28/02/2019

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

Description
Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week 11 - 17 March 2019: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
20/02/2019

World's biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are found in young forests

World's biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are found in young forests
Description
More than half of the carbon sink in the world's forests is in areas where the trees are relatively young – under 140 years old – rather than in tropical rainforests, research at the University of Birmingham shows.
Date:
18/02/2019

Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows

Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows
Description
The rich levels of land biodiversity seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been similar for at least the last 60 million years, since soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Date:
18/02/2019

Researchers reveal brain connections that disadvantage night owls

Researchers reveal brain connections that disadvantage night owls
Description
'Night owls' – those who go to bed and get up later – have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to 'morning larks' , which mean they could be disadvantaged by the constraints of a normal working day.
Date:
15/02/2019
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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

World Water Day Event 2019

World Water Day Event 2019
Date
22/03/2019
Location:
Alan Walters (R29)
Description
Water is a major research theme at the University of Birmingham and that is why the Birmingham Water Council and the Institute of Global Innovation welcome you to celebrate World Water Day with us in 2019.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

From principles to practice: promoting the use of historic area assessments in the regeneration of historic townscapes

Date
27/03/2019
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Jack Hanson, Locus Consulting - Wednesday 27 March (1400-15.30)
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

IMH Lunchtime Seminar: Dr Ciara McCabe

Date
08/04/2019
Location:
Old Gym Room LG10
Description
This is the April lunchtime seminar for the IMH.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
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