A world-class, next generation, collaborative research community to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The LSI building

Handed over today – our brand-new world-class building with over 7,500 m2 of flexible space

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New recruits

We are delighted to welcome a number of existing University faculty to the LSI alongside new appointments from leading institutions around the world

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Global Conversation

Join us on the 28th November to hear from the LSI Director Professor Philip Ingham, FRS and to preview the Living Systems Building. 

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About the Living Systems Institute (LSI)

The new Living Systems Institute (LSI) will pioneer novel approaches to understanding diseases and how they can be better diagnosed. This will inform more effective treatment strategies for some of the most severe diseases facing humanity, spanning a broad spectrum, from chronic neurodegenerative diseases to the animal and plant diseases that threaten food security. The Institute will build on our significant established research strengths in human, animal and plant diseases, and incorporate innovative diagnostic imaging technologies and powerful mathematical modelling capabilities.

The inter-disciplinary vision for the LSI requires the physical colocation of scientists with very broad skills, and the provision of high-specification technologies.

The University of Exeter is investing £52.5m in the innovative LSI building. This is the University's largest single investment in science, and part of an overall investment of £340m since 2008.

The LSI building will be completed in autumn 2016 and fully occupied by summer 2017.

Living Systems Institute (LSI)

The new Living Systems Institute (LSI) will pioneer novel approaches to understanding diseases and how they can be better diagnosed.

This will inform more effective treatment strategies for some of the most severe diseases facing humanity, spanning a broad spectrum, from chronic neurodegenerative diseases to the animal and plant diseases that threaten food security.


Living Systems Institute fly through

See what the finished building will look like with this fly through. View full size.