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Bristol and Kyoto Plant Sciences come together 1 October 2014 An exciting relationship is developing between plant scientists in Bristol and Kyoto Universities as a consequence of the Bristol-Kyoto Partnership. Last week, the University of Bristol welcomed 15 academics and PhD students from Kyoto University to a scientific workshop involving plant biologists from the two universities. Whilst the workshop included scientific presentations, the main focus was a variety of types of networking events designed to develop and cement scientific connections between academics in the two institutions. An agreement was also signed between Prof. Simon Hiscock, Director of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and Prof. Minoru Tamura of Kyoto University Botanic Garden, which will lead to a sharing of knowledge and materials between the two gardens. The workshop was held in the brand new £56m Bristol Life Sciences Building.
  • Deceptive Iridescence 1 October 2014 Heather Whitney, Innes Cuthill and Nick Scott-Samuel (Experimental Psychology) have been awarded £768k from the BBSRC for a 3-year grant investigation ‘Deceptive Iridescence’.
  • BBSRC strategic LoLa grant for parasite management 1 October 2014 Dr Eric Morgan has been awarded £290,655 to help farmers manage parasites in livestock.
  • Bristol and Kyoto Plant Sciences come together 1 October 2014 An exciting relationship is developing between plant scientists in Bristol and Kyoto Universities as a consequence of the Bristol-Kyoto Partnership. Last week, the University of Bristol welcomed 15 academics and PhD students from Kyoto University to a scientific workshop involving plant biologists from the two universities. Whilst the workshop included scientific presentations, the main focus was a variety of types of networking events designed to develop and cement scientific connections between academics in the two institutions. An agreement was also signed between Prof. Simon Hiscock, Director of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and Prof. Minoru Tamura of Kyoto University Botanic Garden, which will lead to a sharing of knowledge and materials between the two gardens. The workshop was held in the brand new £56m Bristol Life Sciences Building.
  • Super Senses: The Secret Powers of Animals 30 September 2014 Dr Marc Holderied’s research featured in new BBC 2 series ‘Super Senses: The Secret Powers of Animals’.
  • Bats change strategy when food is scarce 5 September 2014 Bats could be more flexible in their echolocation behaviour than previously thought, according to a new study into the foraging techniques of the desert long-eared bat by researchers at the University of Bristol.
  • Bristol student finds new species of tree frog 20 August 2014 A new species of tree frog has been discovered in the forests of Madagascar by an MSc student at the University of Bristol.
  • Raising support for unique lemur study 10 June 2014 A University of Bristol PhD student is aiming to raise money to undertake the first ever long-term study of one of the rarest lemurs in the world - the Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur.
  • Teaching Technicians Team win University Award! 9 May 2014 Biological Sciences Teaching Technicians team win the University Award for Education in the Faculty of Science as part of the 2014 Bristol Teaching Awards.
  • 'Wild Flowers of the Algarve' published 9 May 2014 Chris Thorogood and Simon Hiscock have (finally) published their flora of the Algarve: A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve (Kew Publishing).
  • Unusual species of Spider found on Bristol Downs 15 April 2014 Unusual species of Spider found on Bristol Downs this month by undergraduate, James Brown
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