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School of Life Sciences

Public Science Evenings

Thursday 26 April: Is the brain the only part of the body that named itself? A biological panel discussion - led by Professor Nicholas Dale.

Friday 18 May: Going Viral (live performance) by Danial Bye.

Quantitative Biomedicine Programme

Monday 4 June: 4th Warwick-Wellcome Quantitative Biomedicine Programme's symposium on recent advances in our understanding of microbial interactions.

Ocean bacteria'Chameleon' ocean bacteria can shift their colours

Cyanobacteria - which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life – can shift their colour like chameleons to match different coloured light across the world’s seas, according to research by an international collaboration including Professor David Scanlan from the University of Warwick.

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

SLS Athena SWAN webpage


Researchers are using cutting-edge technologies to understand how plants adapt to survive stresses such as drought and nutrient deficiencies. We are working with the agritech industry to develop new crop varieties with beneficial genetic traits.

seedlingc.jpgImproving seed performance for the establishment of cropsl

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