Life and Environmental Sciences

  • Postal address

    The University of Birmingham

    Birmingham B15 2TT

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Together, we are developing solutions to ensure a healthier and a more sustainable future for all.

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is made up of four schools; Biosciences, Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Psychology. Together, we are leading vital research to help tackle global challenges relating to sustainability and wellbeing. From microbiology and infection to healthy ageing, neuroscience to climate change, our world-leading research is helping to enhance human and environmental health and prosperity.

We are working with industry, academic partners, governments, NGOs and policy makers to transform health, environment and society – sustainably supporting people and planet. The University of Birmingham is using research expertise, global partnerships and, with staff and students, working together to bring about positive change.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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  • A bacterial endosymbiont of the fungus Rhizopus microsporus drives phagocyte evasion and opportunistic virulence

    Itabangi, H., Sephton-Clark, P. C. S., Tamayo, D. P., Zhou, X., Starling, G. P., Mahamoud, Z., Insua, I., Probert, M., Correia, J., Moynihan, P. J., Gebremariam, T., Gu, Y., Ibrahim, A. S., Brown, G. D., King, J. S., Ballou, E. R. & Voelz, K., 14 Mar 2022, In: Current Biology. 32, 5, p. 1115-1130.e6

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    Parsons, S., Azevedo, F., Elsherif, M. M., Guay, S., Shahim, O. N., Govaart, G. H., Norris, E., O’Mahony, A., Parker, A. J., Todorovic, A., Pennington, C. R., Garcia-Pelegrin, E., Lazić, A., Robertson, O., Middleton, S. L., Valentini, B., McCuaig, J., Baker, B. J., Collins, E., Fillon, A. A. & 92 others, Lonsdorf, T. B., Lim, M. C., Vanek, N., Kovacs, M., Roettger, T. B., Rishi, S., Miranda, J. F., Jaquiery, M., Stewart, S. L. K., Agostini, V., Stewart, A. J., Izydorczak, K., Ashcroft-Jones, S., Hartmann, H., Ingham, M., Yamada, Y., Vasilev, M. R., Dechterenko, F., Albayrak-Aydemir, N., Yang, Y-F., LaPlume, A. A., Wolska, J. K., Henderson, E. L., Zaneva, M., Farrar, B. G., Mounce, R., Kalandadze, T., Li, W., Xiao, Q., Ross, R. M., Yeung, S. K., Liu, M., Vandegrift, M. L., Kekecs, Z., Topor, M. K., Baum, M. A., Williams, E. A., Assaneea, A. A., Bret, A., Cashin, A. G., Ballou, N., Dumbalska, T., Kern, B. M. J., Melia, C. R., Arendt, B., Vineyard, G. H., Pickering, J. S., Evans, T. R., Laverty, C., Woodward, E. A., Moreau, D., Roche, D. G., Rinke, E. M., Reid, G., Garcia-Garzon, E., Verheyen, S., Kocalar, H. E., Blake, A. R., Cockcroft, J. P., Micheli, L., Bret, B. B., Flack, Z. M., Szaszi, B., Weinmann, M., Lecuona, O., Schmidt, B., Ngiam, W. X., Mendes, A. B., Francis, S., Gall, B. J., Paul, M., Keating, C. T., Grose-Hodge, M., Bartlett, J. E., Iley, B. J., Spitzer, L., Pownall, M., Graham, C. J., Wingen, T., Terry, J., Oliveira, C. M. F., Millager, R. A., Fox, K. J., AlDoh, A., Hart, A., Akker, O. R. V. D., Feldman, G., Kiersz, D. A., Pomareda, C., Krautter, K., Al-Hoorie, A. H. & Aczel, B., 21 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Nature Human Behaviour.

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