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£1.2 million boost to crop research at University of Warwick

JC in lettuce fieldNew funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation
The University of Warwick is set to receive £1.2 million in funding to support its pioneering research in improving the resilience, sustainability and productivity of UK crops, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced.
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13-14 September - 5th Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting (M4)

The Conference will present cutting-edge research on molecular and cellular microbiology. A wide range of topics will be covered, ranging from biofilms, quorum sensing, pathogenicity islands, host-pathogen interactions and antimicrobials.

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 Lorenzo Frigerio

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Impact

Research on pests and diseases that affect important food crops is influencing pest management practices used by farmers and helping the agritech industry to develop new disease-resistant varieties.

OSR

Exploiting natural resistance to Turnip yellows virus in oil seed rape

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

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