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Student in the lab holding an agar plateThe University of Warwick has been ranked 5th in the UK for Bioscience in the Guardian University league table 2020

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All about (biological) time

Join us on Tuesday 4 February for our next 'Science on the Hill' public engagement event on investigating the effects of circadian biology (the roughly 24 hour cycle that governs physiological processes of living beings).
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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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70 years of crop research at Wellesbourne campus celebrated

Over 100 scientists, industry experts and employees past and present gathered at Warwick’s Wellesbourne campus this week (Wednesday 18 December) to mark 70 years of crop research on the site.

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Innovative technologies are enabling researchers to extract and analyse DNA from environmental samples. Our approach is being used by conservation organisations to identify protected species and preserve biodiversity.

Ecological Forensics Service

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