Microbiologists hoping to discover how bacteria in soil makes antibiotics

Edge Hill microbiologists are hoping to discover how bacteria in soil makes antibiotics, so they can be genetically modified to make more antibiotics in a laboratory setting. Dr Lorena Fernández-Martínez at Edge Hill University is beginning three-years of research* to uncover how harmless bacteria (Streptomyces) make many antibiotics in soil. Yet, when these bacteria are […]

Edge Hill professor expert in national health guidelines

Professor of Physical Activity Education Stuart Fairclough sitting down in a grey suit

Professor Stuart Fairclough from Edge Hill University’s Department of Sport and Physical Activity worked with other experts to inform the updated national guidelines on physical activity

Law academic tells UK government how to tackle irregular migration in the Mediterranean

A Senior Lecturer in Law at Edge Hill University has recommended the UK government should tackle the root causes of migration, promptly provide legal ways into Europe and not push-back rescued or intercepted migrants to Libya for possible abuse and torture.

Academic to host conference on Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and asks if there’s a future for British poetry?

Edge Hill University’s Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards has received funding from the British Academy to hold a major conference on the legacy and impact of outgoing UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.