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Over £20 million government award marks Midlands’ bio-economy strengths

Over £20 million government award marks Midlands’ bio-economy strengths

From advanced biology to crop improvements and the science of sheep health - new government award for doctoral training partnership

A consortium of Midlands research-active universities, including the University of Warwick, 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.


Researchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic

Scleric Acid has been discovered by capturing and engineering a DNA fragment from soil bacteria Streptomyces sclerotialus, and could help fight bacterial infections - by researchers at the School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick.

Mon 22 Oct 2018, 12:52 | Tags: Health, Life Sciences, Chemistry, DNA, BIOTECHNOLOGY, Health and Medicine