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Student in the lab holding an agar plateThe University of Warwick has been ranked 5th in the UK for Bioscience in the Guardian University league table 2020

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How close are we to there being a British Baked Bean?

Dr David Gregory-Kumar from BBC Midlands Today reports on a new variety of haricot bean developed by Professor Eric Holub for the UK'S climate.
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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.

"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

Science on the Hill

'Science on the Hill' is a new exciting programme of public engagement events being jointly hosted by the School of Life Sciences and Warwick Medical School. These interactive two hour events are free to attend and will take place between 18:00 - 20:00 on Tuesday evenings in the School of Life Sciences atrium. Join us on Tuesday 5 November for our first event 'The Climate Emergency: Impacts on Health and Food Security'. Find out more and book your place


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.

Field of oilseed rapeExploiting natural resistance to Turnip yellows virus in oil seed rape

More than 80% of research in the School of Life Sciences was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in REF2014