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Latest LSI Publications

The Scholpp group has made a pivotal breakthrough in understanding how cells communicate: Cytonemes distribute Wnt proteins in development and disease. 

Read more in Nature Comms.

Latest LSI Publications

Research from the Smith & Guo group gives new insight into the formation of the human embryo. 

Read more in Cell Stem Cell

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A world-class research community collaborating across disciplines to understand and control living systems

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) pioneers transformative science to engineer control of complex biological systems. LSI merges research in biology and medicine with ground breaking physical sciences technologies and powerful mathematical modelling capabilities.  The cross-fertilisation between disciplines enables LSI investigators to decode biological complexity on all scales, from the molecular to the whole organism and populations.  This integrated approach is aimed both at fundamental knowledge and at generating new tools for improving health and treating disease.

The interdisciplinary discovery vision of LSI entails co-location of scientists with diverse expertise in a dedicated research building equipped with high-specification technologies. The custom-designed LSI building is a flagship investment by the University of Exeter.  LSI opened in autumn 2016 and is now home to 28 research teams, comprising biologists, engineers, physicists and mathematicians. 

New LSI Business Manager

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) is delighted to welcome Nicola Rogers as LSI Business Manager.

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