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University Research Centres

Researchers from the School of Life Sciences lead and contribute to a number of University Research Centres:


Warwick Antimicrobial Interdisciplinary Centre (WAMIC)

WAMIC promotes interdisciplinary approaches to spark innovation tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across the life and physical sciences, mathematical and social science interfaces.


Warwick Crop Centre (WCC)

The Crop Centre is an internationally recognised centre for strategic and applied research focusing on sustainable agriculture, horticulture and food security. Research expertise includes: crop breeding, plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, crop nutrition and environmental research.


Warwick Centre for Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining (WCIBB)

WCIBB is an internationally leading research centre in biotechnology providing opportunities to large and small businesses through a unique collection of expertise across the full range of industrial biotechnology areas, from plant science and genetics, through biochemistry and fermentation, to product synthesis and manufacturing.


Warwick Environmental Systems Interdisciplinary Centre (WESIC)

WESIC is a cross-campus initiative that focusses on understanding how changes in the environment will
impact on biological communities. The Centre brings together expertise ranging from plant biology and microbiology, through to engineering and chemistry to address this major research challenge.


Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology (WISB) Centre

WISB is a BBSRC/EPSRC-funded (£12m) UK centre that delivers an integrated, internationally leading programme of research, innovation and training for synthetic biology. Synthetic biology is an exciting area of multidisciplinary science that enables us to engineer new technology, processes and products that are of benefit to human/animal health, the environment and food security.


Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER)

SBIDER specialises in bringing sophisticated mathematics to challenges in biological sciences. Research spans from the theoretical to practical policy advice, and from the genome to the population. We are a team of around 20 staff from acorss campus with individuals based in Maths, Stats, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. At the core of our research is a desire to better understand and predict the biological world, often with the ultimate goal of controlling disease.