School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

Founded in 1965, WARWICK is ranked 3rd within the ‘Top 50 under 50’ QS world rankings, and currently ranks 8th in the UK university league table. A member of the prestigious “Russell Group” of UK universities, Warwick stands out as the most successful young university in the UK. Warwick has an annual income of €509m with approximately 22,944 students (over 8237 from overseas) and 5075 staff attached to over 145 different undergraduate and 169 postgraduate degree programmes. In 2012/13 its annual research income exceeded €154 m of which 15% was derived from EU awards. The School of Life Sciences formed in 2010 and spans 6 major research themes including Food Security and the Environment and is closely associated with the Warwick Crop Centre. Warwick is particularly at the forefront of plant science associated with food security, with expertise in archaeogenomics, genomics, crop and plant science and systems biology.

Role and key persons: 

ESR3 will be hosted and principally supervised by Dr Robin Allaby at Warwick (20%), and Dr Beth Shapiro at UCSC (5%).

Research facilities, infrastructure and equipment: 

Warwick has world-class plant genome sequencing facilities and national level computational facilities at the Centre for Scientific Computing which hosts a 6000 core facility.