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School of Life Sciences

The Rise of the Superbugs: Will your next infection kill you?

'Science on the Hill' is a new exciting programme of free public engagement events. Join us on Tuesday 10 December to learn about the growing threat of antibiotic resistance to human health and some novel solutions to tackle the problem. Find out more and register

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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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

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Driving Midlands Bioscience Forwards!

A consortium of Midlands research-active universities, led by SLS, has just been awarded research studentships worth over £20 million to build on the Midlands’ already significant bio-economy and success in life sciences and agricultural research. Read the press release


Research undertaken in SLS has advanced our understanding of microbial communities in soil and water, leading to new insights on the transmission of infectious diseases and impacts on animal health and welfare.

Predicting and controlling bovine tuberculosis

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