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Identified: A mechanism that protects plant fertility from stress

As temperatures rise due to global warming the need to protect plants from stressful conditions has increased, as stress can cause a loss in yield and cause further impact economically. A consortium led by Professor Jose Gutierrez-Marcos have successfully identified two proteins that protect crops from stress, which is key in safeguarding food production.

Press Release (1 March 2021)

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The 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

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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.

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Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

More than 80% of research in the School of Life Sciences was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in REF2014

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