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

The LSI building

Handed over in Oct 2016 – our brand-new world-class building with over 7,500 m2 of flexible space

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LSI faculty

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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LSI Opening Symposium

The University of Exeter will celebrate the opening of its new LSI building with an international scientific symposium on 5 and 6 July 2017.

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About the Living Systems Institute (LSI)

The new Living Systems Institute (LSI) will pioneer novel approaches to understanding living systems and the diseases that afflict them. This will inform prediction, diagnosis and 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 LSI will build on 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 has invested £52 m 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 was completed in autumn 2016 and is now home to an interdisciplinary team of scientists and on track for full occupancy in 2018.

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

Here’s what our architects told us our building would look, we’re very pleased that it’s almost exactly right. View full size.