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School of Life Sciences

Public Science evenings

Tuesday 13 February: Control and Containment of Epidemics - led by Professor Matt Keeling and Dr Mike Tildesley. 
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Tuesday 13 March: Is the brain the only part of the body that named itself? A biological panel discussion - led by Professor Nicholas Dale.

AntibioticsNew TB drugs possible with understanding of old antibiotic

Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs, thanks to new research into an old antibiotic led by Professor David Roper at the School of Life Sciences and Dr Luiz Pedro Carvalho from The Francis Crick Institute.

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

Impact

Research on pests and diseases that affect important food crops is influencing pest management practices used by farmers and helping the agritech industry to develop new disease-resistant varieties.

NematodeBiopesticide use in agriculture and horticulture

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

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