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Tuesday 2 May 'The Microbiome'


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

AntibioticsNew TB drug candidates developed from soil bacteria

A new treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is set to be developed using compounds derived from bacteria that live in soil - according to an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick.

The research, ‘Sansanmycin Natural Product Analogues as Potent and Selective Anti-Mycobacterials that Inhibit Lipid I Biosynthesis’ was recently published in Nature Communications.

Read the Press Release

Free Public Science evening on 7 February 2017: 'The Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust Warwick Food Security Lecture - keeping plant pathogens at bay'

Hosted by Professor Murray Grant, who took up the role of Elizabeth Creak Chair in Food Security in June 2016, the evening included demonstrations and talks explaining how our research strives to keep our food secure from the threat of climate change via pest management, pollinators, and whole plant imaging.

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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


In medical emergencies such as stroke, accurate diagnosis as soon as possible following symptom onset is vital to guide critical clinical decisions that will determine the outcome for the patient.

NeuronesBiosensors for emergency clinical diagnosis

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