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Man’s impact on flax evolution more limited than thought

Prof AllabyFlax naturally adapted to new environments rather than by human influence due to a set of genes that enable it to change its architecture according to research led by Professor Robin Allaby.

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Public Science Evenings

Tuesday 12 March 2019
- Back to the Future: How Studying History Helps Medical Science
Exciting talks will explore the concept of ancient antibiotics and how old remedies with bioactive ingredients could be used to inform current practice. Guest lecturers from the History and Classics departments will also give talks on Galenic medicine and how historical perceptions of 'health' have influenced us today.

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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

Impact

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 of Life Sciences was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in REF2014

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