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Our Research Strategy 2015-20 describes how we nurture research success at the University. Explore some of the many highlights of our research through the themes and stories below.
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New study uses viruses as weapons to destroy aggressive plant bacterial disease
Pathogen-specific viruses can be successfully used to fight a disease that decimates some of the world’s major food crops, a new study has found.
University of York to expand access for refugee and asylum seekers
The University of York has signed a new international pledge as part of a commitment to increasing education opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers.
Some hyper-realistic masks more believable than human faces, study suggests
Some silicone masks are now so realistic they can easily be mistaken for real faces, new research suggests.
York laboratory awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize
The University of York’s Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL) in the Department of Chemistry has been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 11 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.