A swift way to learn more about the life changing, lifesaving, life sciences research taking place across our campus and beyond.

In this exciting event held at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and introduced by Michele Paduano, BBC’s Midlands Today’s Health Correspondent, you will discover what ‘life sciences’ includes and how this research affects you, the local community and the rest of the world.

You will be taken on a journey of discovery, through six snappy presentations that will highlight the innovative research being undertaken at the University and unearth answers to the following questions:

Professor Paul Burstow, Professor of Mental Health Policy, College of Social Sciences

What are we doing to close the treatment gap on youth mental health?

Dr Joanna Parish, Senior Lecturer, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

What can viruses teach us about cancer development?

Professor David Hodson, Professor of Cellular Metabolism and Professorial Fellow, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

How can light-activated technology be used to treat diabetes and other diseases?

Professor Liam Grover, Professor in Biomaterials Science, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

How can sugar be used to treat burns?

Professor Nick Loman, Professor of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics, College of Life and Environmental Sciences

How can genome sequencing help us tackle Ebola and Zika?

Dr Sam Lucas, Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Environmental Physiology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences

How can we optimise exercise to improve brain health?


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Discover more about Life Sciences research at Birmingham

Any queries?

For more details about the event, or if you have queries regarding your booking, please contact us at mds-information@adf.bham.ac.uk