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School of Life Sciences

Public Science Evenings

aging.jpgTuesday 5 February 2019
- Riding the wave of the ancient DNA revolution to Lost Worlds!
This event will explore the exciting topic of Ancient DNA and how we can use this in conservation efforts and archaeological reconstruction of animals from the past. Dr Logan Kistler from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C will be giving a presentation.

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UG Lab
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The evolution of Maize is more complex than thought

MaizeNew evidence reveals that the evolution of Maize in South America is more complex than initially thought, and there was a further geographical area in which partial domestication occurred in the Southwest Amazon - according to an international collaboration of researchers including the School of Life Sciences, and published in the journal Science.

Press Release

as_rgb_silver_award_copy.jpgThe 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


Research on the molecular mechanisms of viruses is enabling us to develop new technologies to treat infectious diseases such as influenza.

Antiviral Technology
A new broad-spectrum antiviral

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