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Living Systems Institute

LSI Community

The LSI is a community of some 200 talented PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and principal investigators from around the world supported by excellent professional services staff. We collaborate to generate exciting discoveries and create new knowledge. Diversity is a major strength that enriches our science and our culture. Our vibrant and inclusive research environment is underpinned by dynamic PhD student and post-doc networks.

Leadership team


Dr Matt Amesbury - Research Development Manager

Tim Eames - Research IT Officer

Karina Scholpp - Senior Administrator

Katie Upton - Administrator

Steve Goff - Technical Services Manager 

Andy Early - Assistant Lab Manager

Jess Morris - Assistant Lab Manager

Dr Francesca Carlisle - Experimental Officer and LSI Tissue Culture Facility Manager

Emma Chapman - Lab Technician

Abi Howell - Lab Technician

Matthew Palmer - Lab Technician

Maddie Vincent - Lab Technician