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Students have answers to the questions about September

Beth Hill, a third year Biomedical Science student, has written a blog highlighting how the pandemic has had an impact on higher education.
Read her Wonkhe blog (28 May 2020).

Fri 29 May 2020, 10:20 | Tags: Biomedical Science Study Faculty of Science

Warwick scientists discover how cells respond to fasting

A team of researchers led by Professor Ioannis Nezis, discovered how cells activate autophagy genes during fasting.

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Wed 27 May 2020, 09:10 | Tags: Biomedical Science Press Release Faculty of Science

Expert comment: Scientific advice on schools reopening

Dr Mike Tildesley provides his expert analysis on the potential reopening of schools.
Read Metro article (21 May 2020).

Fri 22 May 2020, 12:44 | Tags: Biomedical Science Faculty of Science

A new understanding of everyday cellular processes

Orkun SoyerWe use cells to breathe, to moderate body temperature, to grow and many other every day processes, however the cells in these processes are so complex its left scientists perplexed into how they develop in different environments. Professor Orkun Soyer and colleagues say future research needs to look into the bioelectrical composition of cells for answers.

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The need for a measured approach for relaxation of lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

New research, led by Professor Matt Keeling, finds the need for a measured approach to relaxing lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic - which may mean regional social distancing until mid-2021.
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Mon 18 May 2020, 16:29 | Tags: Biomedical Science Press Release Faculty of Science

Dr Tildesley talks to BBC News about plans to ease lockdown

Dr Mike Tildesley talks to BBC News about the UK government's plans to ease the lockdown, the need to maintain social distancing and the importance of the R number to stopping the spread of Covid-19.
(BBC News Channel - 10.05.2020)

Mon 11 May 2020, 11:42 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Minimum energy requirements for microbial communities to live predicted

Orkun SoyerA microbial community is a complex, dynamic system composed of hundreds of species and their interactions, they are found in oceans, soil, animal guts and plant roots. Each system feeds the Earth’s ecosystem and their own growth, as they each have their own metabolism that underpin biogeochemical cycles.

Professor Orkun Soyer and colleagues have produced a thermodynamic model for simulating the dynamics of microbial communities.

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UKRI fellowships awarded to Life Sciences Academics

Two academics from Life Sciences have been awarded a UKRI Future Leader Fellowship.

  • Dr Byron Carpenter for his project titled: Developing a synthetic signalling system capable of the precise spatial and temporal control of protein function in living cells.
  • Dr Erin Connelly for her project: Datamining medieval medical texts for modern medicines.

The fellowship scheme is awarded to the best researchers in the UK, keeping research and innovation in the UK world class.

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Warwick Researchers to provide COVID-19 Intervention Modelling for East Africa (CIMEA)

James NokesA £1m grant from the Wellcome Trust has enabled researchers to work with East African countries in their emergency preparations for COVID-19 as the pandemic spreads across Africa. Press Release

Professor James Nokes comments:
'We hope that by closely combining our efforts with in-country expertise in modelling, epidemiology, health economics and systems and vulnerability mapping we can develop models appropriate to each setting with results that will immediately feed into the policy making process to have the greatest impact.'


Professor Andrew Easton discusses the potential development of Covid-19

Andrew Easton, Emeritus Professor of virology from the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences, discusses the potential development of COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines live on anews (19 March 2020).

Tue 24 Mar 2020, 11:02 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Dr Mike Tildesley discusses the coronavirus pandemic

Dr Mike Tildesley, Associate Professor of Life Sciences, discusses the coronavirus pandemic and what lessons can be learned from previous outbreaks of flu (TRT World Now, 18 March 2020).

Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10:57 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Microbial interactions in aquatic environments to be investigated

Prof Orkun SoyerThe microbes found in aquatic environments and their interactions will be investigated by Warwick researcher Professor Orkun Soyer, thanks to an investigator award from The Gordon and Betty Moore foundation.

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Coronavirus:Your Questions

Dr Mike Tildesley answers viewers' questions about coronavirus on the BBC News Channel (Broadcast 09.03.2020).

Mon 09 Mar 2020, 13:26 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Faculty of Science

Learning and Teaching Workshop: Re-imaging the first year student experience - 20 March 2020

SLS is hosting a FREE Royal Society of Biology sponsored HUBS learning and teaching workshop on 20 March 2020 to develop ideas and strategies to inform our understanding of what makes for the best possible undergraduate bioscience first year.


Professor Andrew Easton comments on the Coronavirus outbreak

Professor Andrew Easton talks live to Sky News about the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak:

Tue 04 Feb 2020, 12:40 | Tags: Biomedical Science TV/Radio Interview Faculty of Science

Infectious diseases to be detected and prevented thanks to £4m grant

A £4 million grant from The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was awarded to researchers led by Professor Xavier Didelot, to set up a new Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Genomics and Enabling Data. This unit will ensure that cutting edge genomic methods are being used to protect public health.

Mon 27 Jan 2020, 11:11 | Tags: Biomedical Science Biotechnology Faculty of Science

Warwick ranked as one of UK’s top 3 Universities for “High Flier” graduates most sought after by leading employers

Leading employers have ranked the University of Warwick as one of UK’s top three universities for “High Flier” graduates most sought after.


School of Life Sciences retains Royal Society of Biology advanced accreditation for its 4 year MBio degrees

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The School of Life Sciences is proud to announce that it has been awarded another 5 years of Royal Society of Biology (RSB) advanced accreditation for its 4 year integrated Masters (MBio) degrees. Our new Neuroscience degree has gained interim accreditation which should be awarded full advanced accreditation upon graduation of the first cohort.

Advanced Degree Accreditation by the Society recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. The Advanced Accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from the programme meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining a substantial period of research experience.

Graduates from these programmes will receive one year of free membership to the RSB at Associate level. They can also apply for membership of the RSB at member (MRSB) level after two years of practice rather than the usual three years, due to the significant research experience gained.

The RSB is the leading professional body for the biological sciences in the UK. It represents over 17,000 biologists from all areas of the life sciences, as well as over 100 organisations which make up the diverse landscape of biology in the UK and overseas. It offers members unique opportunities to engage with the life sciences and share their passion for biology.

Wed 15 Jan 2020, 08:33 | Tags: Biomedical Science Award Faculty of Science

How sand fly mating habits are helping tackle tropical disease in £2.5M project

Sand fly trapThe tropical disease Leishmaniasis is being tackled by catching female sand flies who carry the parasite that causes the disease. Scientists led by Dr Orin Courtenay of Warwick University and Professor Gordon Hamilton of Lancaster University, developed the concept as part of a £2.5M project funded by The Wellcome Trust and published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Wed 11 Dec 2019, 10:19 | Tags: Biomedical Science Press Release Faculty of Science

Superbugs, stem cells and more at University of Warwick’s showcase of science

Whether you are fascinated by superbugs, stem cells, or circadian rhythms, a new programme of free events from the University of Warwick will give you the ideal vantage point on biological and medical science.'Science on the Hill' is a new programme of public engagement events jointly hosted by the School of Life Sciences and the Wellcome-Warwick Quantiative Biomedicine Programme at Warwick Medical School. These interactive two hour events taking place across the academic year will feature 20 researchers giving a birds-eye view of the latest exciting developments in their discipline.

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