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

Thursday 18 May: 'Celebrating Fascination of Plants Day'


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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.

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Tuesday 2 May 2017- The microbes on us and around us: We can't see them but can't live without them
- Registration opens at the end of March.

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.

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


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