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School of Life Sciences

The Vegetables of Christmas Future

Climate change is bringing with it new challenges as well as making known pests and diseases more difficult to tackle. Scientists at Warwick's Crop Centre, are working to understand the pests and diseases of the some of the UK’s major crops and developing new resistant varieties, using traditional plant breeding and genetic expertise. Read the Knowledge Centre Article (1 December 2021)

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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.

As of 2021, we transformed into the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC). While maintaining our core Athena Swan activities, we have widened our scope to take care of numerous aspects that are decisive for an inclusive and productive learning and teaching environment at SLS.

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Impact

We aim to make a positive contribution to the health and welfare of others. Our research improves crops, creates new drugs and protects animals. Industry, medicine, agriculture, forensics: our researchers are alive with curiosity. Down to the level of single cells, we unlock the mysteries of life. At Warwick, our research impacts everything from microbes to entire ecosystems.

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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