Life and Environmental Sciences News

Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport

Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport
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The University of Birmingham and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer two chartered physiotherapists an exciting opportunity. Bursary for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport
Date:
26/04/2018

Michael Gove, MP talks of our 'vital and impressive' research

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We were delighted to welcome Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on a visit to the College of Life and Environmental Sciences on Wednesday 11 April 2018, alongside Counsellor Robert Alden of Birmingham City Council.
Date:
14/04/2018

Plants 'hedge their bets' in germination: the route to better crop yields

Plants 'hedge their bets' in germination: the route to better crop yields
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have revealed how plants 'hedge their bets' by getting their seeds to germinate at different times.
Date:
12/04/2018

Biosciences Graduate Research School symposium

Biosciences Graduate Research School symposium
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The annual Biosciences Graduate Research School symposium will take place on 19 April 2018. The symposium is a chance for students and staff within the University of Birmingham to see what research is currently being undertaken in the school of Biosciences.
Date:
05/04/2018

Microplastics in our oceans: a Birmingham Brief

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The fate of plastics in the environment is a burning question and currently making headlines in the UK and globally. While most of the attention so far has focused on the accumulation of plastics in the world's oceans, very little is known about the pathway of plastic once it has been used by humans and heads towards the sea, including the way in which it is transported, its fate and the impact it has on freshwater and terrestrial environments and public health.
Date:
23/03/2018

QS World Rankings confirm Birmingham as fifth best in world for sports-related subjects

QS World Rankings confirm Birmingham as fifth best in world for sports-related subjects
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Just months after Birmingham was chosen to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 again confirm that Birmingham is the fifth best university on the planet at which to study sports-related subjects.
Date:
09/03/2018

The Forest Edge - 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships

The Forest Edge - 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships
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The Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarships programme will offer 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships at the University of Birmingham over the next three years. Applications deadline: 16 March 2018
Date:
09/03/2018

Memories can be decoded from brain waves during sleep, say researchers

Memories can be decoded from brain waves during sleep, say researchers
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In a study carried out by the Universities of Birmingham and York and published today in Current Biology, researchers found new insight into the process of memory consolidation during sleep. Their findings could also suggest new ways to help people remember things better, according to the researchers.
Date:
09/03/2018

Impact of climate change on Scottish rivers: project to protect wild Atlantic salmon

Impact of climate change on Scottish rivers: project to protect wild Atlantic salmon
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River managers will be able to moderate the impact of climate change on Scotland's rivers and fisheries by using a new online mapping tool to plan mitigation work
Date:
05/03/2018

World Water Day event - 22 March 2018

World Water Day event - 22 March 2018
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The University of Birmingham invite you to join us to be part of World Water Day 2018; a day of presentations and discussions of the newest developments in water science, policies and industries under theme of "The Answer is in Nature".
Date:
02/03/2018
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