Cross the boundaries to new horizons
Be part of a world class, multi-disciplinary team in our Living Systems Institute
The Living Systems Institute (LSI) is a major new initiative by the University of Exeter (Global Top 100, Times Higher Education World University Rankings) designed to promote interdisciplinary research that transcends the boundaries of mathematics, engineering and the biological, medical and physical sciences. Its mission is to analyse living cells and organisms as integrated systems, with the aim of unravelling how diseases disrupt biological processes at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
The LSI will open in autumn 2016 under the direction of eminent geneticist, Philip Ingham FRS. Our vision is to build a team of researchers who will work together across disciplines to identify new ways to diagnose, treat and cure disease in plants and animals, especially humans. Our goal is to identify common signatures of disease, irrespective of host or the precise mechanism of disease pathogenesis (i.e. whether caused by genetic changes or environmental agents).
Phase one of recruitment for the LSI is now closed and further opportunities to join us will be advertised here and on the University of Exeter job pages in due course.
As Chair of the Living Systems Executive Board I am pleased to continue to support and champion the work being carried out at the University in relation to the Athena SWAN Charter. At Exeter we wish to put in place a culture and environment which supports women to reach their full potential. I am very concerned about ensuring there are equal opportunities for women to advance their scientific careers.
Professor N J Talbot FRS BSc PhD (UEA), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact)