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Male and female students chatting at a bench Thinking of studying Biology at Warwick? Why not join us for our Virtual Open Days this month?

  • Saturday 24 October
    Monday 26 October

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2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Warwick scientists explain Crispr-Cas9

This week, it was reported that the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on the technology of genome editing - more specifically, Crispr-Cas9. Scientists in the School of Life sciences who also research Crispr-Cas9 explain what it is, and discuss its significance in our lives.

Expert comment (8 October 2020)

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

SLS Athena SWAN webpage

2020:

1-18 December - Ist International BioDesign Research Conference. Find out more

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.

E.coli
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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