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School of Life Sciences

International Biology Olympiad 23-30 July 2017

Over 260 young biologists from 68 countries will be coming to the University of Warwick to take part in this year’s International Biology Olympiad.

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

Graduation 2017Life Sciences Graduation and Awards

On Friday 21 July, students from the School of Life Sciences attended the Summer Graduation Ceremony held in Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre. Congratulations to our graduates! We wish them all the best for their future careers.

OceanBacteria collaborate to propel the ocean ‘engine’

Essential microbiological interactions that keep our oceans stable have been fully revealed for the first time, by researchers at the University of Warwick.

Dr Joseph Christie-Oleza and Professor David Scanlan from the School of Life Sciences have discovered that two of the most abundant types of microorganism in the oceans – phototrophic and heterotrophic bacteria – collaborate to cycle nutrients, consequently, drawing carbon from the atmosphere and feeding the ecosystem.

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


Fighting antibiotic resistanceStudies to advance our understanding of bacteria are helping us to tackle the global challenge of antibiotic resistance through the development of new antimicrobial drugs.

Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

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