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RhizotronThe School of Life Sciences Outreach Team and Warwick Crop Centre will be at the Kenilworth Show on Saturday 4 June 2016

We will demonstrate how the biological diversity of soil can be seen – we’ll look at soil from the bucket to the microscope. From the way plants grow to the organisms they interact with.

Using rhizotrons, we’ll investigate the way crops grow in the soil. We’ll have posters, videos and demonstrations. Through microscopes we will also visualize different microorganisms, from single celled protozoans to bacteria and fungi – the good and the bad.

So come along and get very carefully muddy – play some seed games, use our microscopes and see our roots and the importance of the soil under your feet.

More SLS Outreach activities

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.

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Kenilworth Show - Warwick Crop Centre and the SLS Outreach Team will demonstrate how the biological diversity of soil can be seen – we’ll look at soil from the bucket to the microscope. From the way plants grow to the organisms they interact with.
4 June 2016

University Open Days:
Friday 24 June 2016
Saturday 25 June 2016

Proteomics Methods Forum
Thursday 30 June - Friday 1 July 2016

Impact

Studies 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 antibiotic resistanceFighting Antimicrobial Resistance

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

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