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

Opening Autumn 2016

Over 7,500m2 of high-quality research laboratories and unique collaborative work spaces

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Research Symposium a success for LSI

Find out more about the first LSI Research Symposium and view the presentations given.

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Building on a successful research environment

98 per cent of our research is of international quality (REF2014)

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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 summer 2016 and up and running by autumn 2016. As the building progresses so does our recruitment strategy, beginning with the appointment of Prof Philip Ingham FRS as the inaugural LSI Director who will be in post in spring 2016.

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.