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Research in Life Sciences

Our research is exciting, highly interdisciplinary bioscience ranging from molecular through cellular to the organism level, and spans bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, animals and plants.

Studying this diversity allows us to identify common principles that operate across the breadth of living systems and investigate solutions to major global challenges. Research is supported by cutting-edge computational and experimental technologies. We lead internationally renowned research centres at Warwick and contribute to the University’s Global Research Priorities for cross-disciplinary research.

Research with Impact

We aim to make a positive contribution to the health and welfare of others. Our research improves crops, creates new drugs and protects animals. Industry, medicine, agriculture, forensics: our researchers are alive with curiosity. Down to the level of single cells, we unlock the mysteries of life. At Warwick, our research impacts everything from microbes to entire ecosystems.

With 90% of our work rated as 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading' according to REF2021, the School of Life Sciences is a dynamic and growing place for biological sciences research. Find out more

Research Centres

  • Warwick Antimicrobial Interdisciplinary Centre (WAMIC)
  • Warwick Crop Centre (WCC)
  • Warwick Centre for Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining (WCIBB)
  • Warwick Environmental Systems Interdisciplinary Centre (WESIC)
  • Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre (WISB)
  • Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER)

Facilities

  • Genomics
  • Imaging Suite
  • Medicines Discovery Catapult
  • Proteomics
  • Phytobiology
  • Research Trials (Field and Glasshouse)
  • Bat Genotyping

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