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Exploring the Science of Life

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Join us for this exciting webinar series

28 April - 13 May 2021

You are warmly invited to our ‘Exploring the Science of Life Webinar Series’, hosted by our School of Life Sciences. There has never been a more exciting time to study the science of biology, whether your interest is in human, animal or plant life.


We will be drawing experts to address problems ranging from how to exploit enzymes as new industrial catalysts and how they evolve to drive antibiotic resistance, to use microbes as agents to clean up pollution and keep us healthy, to stop cancer cells forming. We are working to develop better crops to feed us, understand the effects of climate change on ecosystems from the tropics to the arctic and how modern life affects the workings of the human genome.

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Planned programme

Title Date/Time  Academic speaker 
The food hack: exploiting plant biology to feed the future Wednesday 28 April, 4-5pm Dr Amanda Cavanagh 
Lights, camera, action! How magnifying life keeps changing science Friday 7 May, 2-3pm Dr Phillippe Laissue
The Biology of Ageing: research directions and prospects  Monday 10 May, 2-3pm  Dr Charalampos Rallis
Finding Nemo: Tracking fish in a changing world  Tuesday 11 May, 11am-12pm Dr Anna Sturrock 
How microplastics could be changing the behaviour of marine organisms  Wednesday 12 May, 2-3pm  Dr Gerrit Nanninga  
Combatting antibiotic resistance - what can structural biology teach us about the bacterial cell defences against antibiotics? Thursday 13 May, 2-3pm  Dr Vassiliy Bavro 
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