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School of Life Sciences

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.

Public Science evenings

Tuesday 6 February: When the pandemic strikes! - led by Professor Matt Keeling and Dr Mike Tildesley.
Tuesday 13 March: Is the brain the only part of the body that named itself? A biological panel discussion - led by Professor Nicholas Dale.

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 in the School of Life Sciences are developing state-of-the-art devices that can be used as rapid and accurate diagnostic tools by clinicians.

Biosensor Innovation

Biosensors for emergency clinical diagnosis

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