Researchers from the University of East Anglia and John Innes Centre (JIC) have recently discovered a potential new line of antibiotics that have proven potent against antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’, Nikita Sall reports.Written by nikitasall1 on 13th June 2017
Event Review: Life Sciences in Six
Joanna Chustecki reviews the slick, smart event that highlighted just some of the University’s most important Life Sciences research on 22nd November
The University of Birmingham is a ‘powerhouse of life sciences research’, states Provost Tim Jones, welcoming alumni, students, and researchers to Life Sciences in Six. This showcase of the best new findings in healthcare and disease treatment takes place in the Bramall Music Hall, lit up in blue and full of enthusiastic, curious faces. We experience six speakers, each with just 6 minutes to present their incredible research, and the impact it is having on a local, national and global level.
“This showcase of the best new findings in healthcare and disease treatment takes place in the Bramall Music Hall...
As we hear from Professor Paul Moss, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer, the University sets an unrivalled pace in Life Sciences research. This is in part due to Birmingham’s stable and diverse population, making the large local area an ideal environment for clinical trials. This, and our strong links with world-renowned hospitals and research facilities within what has been dubbed ‘the medical quarter’ has allowed Birmingham Health Partners to grow one of the largest clinical trials portfolios in Europe.
“The talk provided a shining example of interdisciplinary research at the University, a strong theme throughout the event...
The speakers do incredibly well keeping up with the snappy pace, with each talk not only having given an insight into their work but leaving the audience with many more questions they came with, and many ideas to consider. It is brilliant to see the University rightly showcasing the incredible work undertaken with affiliated networks, industry partnerships, and healthcare trusts, showing that yes, UoB really is a powerhouse of research.
Article by Joanna Chustecki