Foreword by the Head of School
Welcome to the School of Life Sciences alumni newsletter. The School has a huge global alumni community of close to 6000 members who were undergraduates or postgraduates whilst at Warwick. Many of you have interesting and exciting careers and life events and we are pleased to feature some of our alumni in this newsletter.
During my time as the Head of School I have seen many bright and capable students move into a wide range of careers and further study. You, as alumni, are very important to the School and have a wealth of experience to offer our current students, so please do keep in touch and if you can, come and visit the School and meet our current students.
Our research is focused in four main themes: Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Bioscience, and Plant and Crop Science. In REF2014 over 80% of our research was rated as international or world leading. As well advancing science we also produce a large public impact from our research.
This year has been an exciting one for teaching, we achieved Royal Society of Biology accreditation for all of our undergraduate degrees and Professor Lorenzo Frigerio was awarded the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence.
We hope you enjoy reading the articles in this newsletter. Featured in this issue is the International Biology Olympiad which we are hosting at Warwick in 2017 with the Royal Society of Biology, an article from a new academic Dr Freya Harrison who works in 'AncientBiotics', reflections from notable alumnus Professor Ian Goodfellow who has been working on Ebola in Sierra Leone and updates from several recent graduates from the School.
Very best wishes
Professor Laura Green
As a recent graduate from the School it has been a pleasure to work on this publication and I hope you enjoy reading about current developments. In this issue we have several articles written by various members of our vast alumni community, from working with Ebola to what our most recent graduates are doing 6 months on. We are proud to be in contact with so many of you thanks to our LinkedIn and Twitter profiles. If you have any feedback, wish to contribute to our next newsletter or volunteer to speak to our current students at Life Sciences events please email us at sls dot alumni at warwick dot ac dot uk.
We also have an exclusive offer from New Scientist magazine, which allows for discounted subscriptions for our alumni members until 31 December 2017.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.