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.

Director vacancy

» Applications are invited for the position of Director of the Living Systems Institute (LSI), at University of Exeter

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

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.

Research groups

Find out more about our team of Principle Investigators based within the LSI.

The LSI building

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

Building on a successful research environment

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