Life Sciences News
School of Life Sciences ranked second in UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research
The School of Life Sciences has been ranked second in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research in the Government's 2014 research ranking exercise. Overall more than 80% of life sciences research was rated as 'World Leading or Internationally Excellent'.
The ranking exercise known as the “Research Excellence Framework (REF)” is run by the UK’s higher education funding bodies, to assess the quality of UK research and to inform the distribution of public funds for research until the next ranking exercise in 2020.
The University of Warwick was ranked as the 7th highest university.
To find out more visit www.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/warwick_repeats_top/
Most of us won’t think twice about the scientific make-up of our Christmas dinner but there’s more to that plate of festive food than meets the eye!
To celebrate being ranked second in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research this week, Dr Graham Teakle and Dr Charlotte Allender from the School of Life Sciences are sharing their vast vegetable knowledge in a bid to help families truly appreciate this year’s festive feast.
Brassicas on BBC Radio 4
Warwick Crop Centre researcher, Dr Graham Teakle, spoke about the Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN) on BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today this morning. Graham described a research project at the University of Warwick which aims to help plant breeders produce new strains of brassicas.
Listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04tlqzp (starts around 10:38)
On December 17, students from local sixth form colleges will compete before a Dragon’s den-style panel of judges, presenting their business concepts in the hope of being crowned ‘2014 Science Entrepreneurs’ and securing investment for their colleges’ science department.
Organised by the School of Life Sciences, the event aims to cultivate the next generation of scientific entrepreneurs.
What is Synthetic Biology?
Warwick Centre for Integrative Synthetic Biology (WISB) researchers Orkun Soyer and Declan Bates feature in a short video called ‘What is Synthetic Biology?’. The video, which was commissioned by the venture capital fund the Rainbow Seed Fund, highlights the field’s potential as a significant driver for UK business.
SLS Seminar - Friday 5 December 2014
The seminar speaker this Friday is Dr Michalis Barkoulas, Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London.
Time: 12:45 - 13:45
Location: GLT2, Gibbet Hill Campus
Seminar title: ‘Developmental robustness in C. elegans: from quantification to mechanisms’
If you are external to the University and would like to attend, or have any queries please contact Dr Jen Whale at J.Whale@warwick.ac.uk