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School of Life Sciences

StrepResearchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic

A team led by Dr Christophe Corre (SLS) and Dr Manuela Tosin (Chemistry) have characterised a new bioactive natural product whose derivatives could be used as antibiotics and help fight infections.

UG Lab
The University of Warwick has been ranked 4th in the UK for Bioscience in the Guardian University league table 2019

Thinking of studying Biology with us?
Visit us on of our Open Days

GFPPublic Science Evenings

Tuesday 27 November 2018 - The Science of Ageing
This evening will be an exciting introduction into the world of ageing and how scientists here at Warwick are using key analytical tools to explore how ageing occurs and ways into slowing down this process. Please register to attend

Tuesday 5 February 2019 - Evolution
Tuesday 12 March 2019 - Medieval Medicine

as_rgb_silver_award_copy.jpgThe School of Life Sciences has been recognised for its commitment to Athena SWAN in the achievement of a Silver Award in 2018.

"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 Lorenzo Frigerio

SLS Athena SWAN webpage


We are working with industrial partners and policy makers to understand the persistence of pollutants in soil and water to reduce their environmental impact.

Tracking Pollution
Reducing the impact of chemicals on the environment

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