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Free Public Science Events

Tuesday 2 May: 'The microbes on us and around us: We can't see them but can't live without them'. Please register

Monday 8 May: 'Fixing houses to fight Chagas disease'
Thursday 18 May: 'Celebrating Fascination of Plants Day'
Wednesday 14 June: 'Preventing the Antibiotic Apocalypse'


Supporting Women's Careers in Science. A national event, free to all. Tuesday 4 July 2017

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Master's Open Days
Friday 23 June
Saturday 24 June
Saturday 23 September
Saturday 21 October

Catapult open for business with £1m investment in cutting-edge lab capacity to support UK drug discovery

CatapultWorld-class technology and expertise are now available to UK drug discovery companies as a result of new laboratory facilities developed by the Medicines Discovery Catapult and launched on Wednesday 29th March at the University of Warwick.

Professor Chris Dowson welcomed the addition of the Medicines Discovery Catapult to the University He said: “This Catapult laboratory has an extraordinary amount of capability in a small space, enabling us to make great advances in microbiology, chemistry and structural biology.

Read the Press Release

Tuesday 2 May 2017- The microbes on us and around us: We can't see them but can't live without them

We all have one, but what is a microbiome? Discover the huge impact your microbiome has on you and your health! Microbiomes are vital in plant health and nutrient uptake, animal health and livestock rearing. Discover how we can manipulate microbiomes to reduce spread of antibiotic resistance. Please register

Led by Professor Liz Wellington

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bronze.pngThe School of Life Sciences has been recognised for its commitment to Athena SWAN in the achievement of a Bronze Award in 2013. This was renewed in April 2015 for a further three years.

"Athena SWAN is a central component of our culture and working practice and we continue to champion the development of a science department that provides collegiality and transparency to ensure equal opportunities for all"
Head of School, Professor Laura Green.

SLS Athena SWAN webpage


Research on pests and diseases that affect important food crops is influencing pest management practices used by farmers and helping the agritech industry to develop new disease-resistant varieties.
OSRExploiting natural resistance to Turnip yellows virus in oil seed rape

More than 80% of research in the School was rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in REF2014