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University of Birmingham

Public research university located in Edgbaston, United Kingdom

For more than a century, the University of Birmingham has been pursuing and sharing knowledge through outstanding teaching and world-leading research.

We are the original ‘redbrick’ University, part of the prestigious Russell Group; our thriving student population enjoys a wide range of courses, and exceptional campus and research facilities.

The 10 Nobel Laureates we count among our staff and alumni have contributed to some of science’s greatest discoveries, including in recent times the Higgs Boson and Gravitational Waves. Our research provides innovative solutions to the challenges we face in our city, our region and across the globe.

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Sovan Sarkar

Birmingham Fellow (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at the University of Birmingham

Suzanne Bartington

Clinical Associate Professor in Environmental Health at University of Birmingham

Niharika Duggal

Assistant Professor in Immunity and Ageing at University of Birmingham

João Pedro de Magalhães

Professor of Molecular Biogerontology at University of Birmingham Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, consultant, futurist, speaker

Leigh Breen

Professor of Translational Muscle Physiology at the University of Birmingham

Francis Mussai

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Oncology

Damien Walmsley

Professor of Restorative Dentistry at University of Birmingham Dental School

William Bloss

Professor of Atmospheric Science at University of Birmingham

Thomas Jackson

Clinician Scientist and Visiting Consultant in Geriatric Medicine at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing.

Konstantinos Manolopoulos

Human Metabolism Expert, Clinician Scientist and Endocrinologist.

Zaki Hassan-Smith

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Endocrinologist at the University of Birmingham.

Laura Piddock

Director of Scientific Affairs at Global Antibiotic R&D Partnership (GARDP) and Professor of Microbiology at University of Birmingham.

Janet Lord

Professor of Immune Cell Biology at University of Birmingham.

Hugh Rickards

Professor of neuropsychiatry at University of Birmingham

Catarina Rendeiro

Researcher at University of Birmingham's School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Helen McGettrick

Director of the Integrated PhD in Life Sciences Doctoral Training Programme (iDTP)

Katie Sparks

Researcher, Sport Scientist, Member of British Psychological Society

Charles Penn

Professor of Molecular Microbiology at University of Birmingham.

Matthew Cole

Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Birmingham

Max Little

Associate Professor at University of Birmingham.

University of Birmingham News

Mediterranean diet can help the immune system age gracefully

Live Forever Club - 07-Jun-2024

Study focuses on benefits of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats


Body's repair system falters with age as stem cells lose their regenerative power

Live Forever Club - 12-Apr-2024

Machine learning reveals widespread decline in stem cell potency with age


Tiny capsule offers painless diagnosis for digestive issues

Independent - 20-Mar-2024

Swallowable Sensors identify gut movement problems, potentially replacing unpleasant endoscopies


Clear skies, clear lungs: Asthma emergencies dropped as air quality improved during lockdown

The Guardian - 09-Feb-2024

Insights from Oxford study calls for continued action to improve air quality everywhere


Ageing may not be just wear and tear, but a programmed continuation of development

Live Forever Club - 31-Dec-2023

Methylation patterns, measured by epigenetic clocks, offer novel insights


The reign of dinosaurs may have shaped how humans and other mammals age

Live Forever Club - 05-Dec-2023

Dinosaur-era pressures may have led to the loss of longevity genes


Lack of sleep linked to accelerated brain aging in seniors

PsyPost - 17-May-2023

Researchers suggest that sleep problems should be considered a modifiable risk factor for dementia in healthy older adults


Drinking cocoa could make you smarter

EurekAlert! - 24-Nov-2020

Plant molecules called flavanol found in cocoa can improve your cognitive abilities


The deadly link between air pollution and coronavirus

Guardian - 13-Jul-2020

An analysis to answer whether quality of air affects rise in pandemic cases


BSRA sponsors funding to repair bone fractures in the aged

British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) - 01-Jun-2020

Chernajovsky Foundation with BSRA funds for PEPITEM molecule to treat fractures


Mobile apps to detect skin cancer are not always accurate

Digital Health - 14-Feb-2020

AI apps can be inefficient in skin cancer diagnosis, if not properly regulated and certified


UK policies are successful in reducing air pollution

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - 26-Jun-2019

Clean Air Strategy could be the key to eliminating air pollution in UK


Biomarkers identified to help diagnose atrial fibrillation

BBC - 07-Jan-2019

Could enable point of care blood testing instead of current ECG screening


Visual inspection alone is not reliable enough to catch melanomas

Independent - 06-Dec-2018

Even specialist dermatologists can miss melanomas without a dermoscope


Vaping could cause chronic diseases

Independent - 14-Aug-2018

Vaporized nicotine promotes lung buildup and is a more potent cell killer


E-cigarettes are more harmful than first feared

NHS - 14-Aug-2018

E-cigarettes are marketed as an alternative to smoking tobacco, not as a way to quit using nicotine


Giving oxygen to stroke patients makes no difference

Nursing Times - 27-Sep-2017

UK nine-year Stoke Oxygen Study involved more than 8,000 patients. Patients randomised for conti...


Smart bandage deployment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

isansys - 12-Nov-2015

RAPID (Real-Time Adaptive & Predictive Indicator of Deterioration) programme uses isansys Lifecar...


Anti-aging drug may be just 5 years away

Times of India - 21-May-2015

Scientists at the University of Birmingham who have identified the role of the enzyme 11beta-HSD...