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School of Life Sciences

New Centre for Crop Health and Protection Established in UK

CHAPThursday 24 March saw the launch of a new Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) established under the government’s Agri-Tech strategy, which was launched in 2013 to ensure that its investment in agriculture delivers material benefits for society and the economy in the UK and overseas. CHAP will lead the way in developing solutions to the challenges facing world agriculture, bringing together the best expertise, knowledge and insight from leading research organisations and industries in the sector.

University of Warwick researchers will be developing novel control technologies to tackle a range of pests and diseases that are responsible for significant crop losses in fresh produce.

slime moldThe School of Life Sciences took part in the Big Bang Fair at the NEC from 16-Saturday 19 March 2016

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. At the Faulty of Science stand, visitors were able to view slime mold under a microscope and see how its external memory enables it to respond to light, heat, gravity and chemical (food) stimuli. It’s so adept at finding food, it will even solve a maze to reach a target nutrient!

Find out more about this fascinating slime mold

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Friday 24 June 2016
Saturday 25 June 2016

Proteomics Methods Forum
Thursday 30 June - Friday 1 July 2016


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