Academics and students discuss the Systems biology research theme at the University of Exeter. View full size.
Professor Murray Grant in the plant growth room.
Research in this theme ranges across scales from the sub-cellular to understanding the organisation of ecosystems.
Studies includes characterisation of small molecules and proteins, reconstructing gene and protein signalling networks through to application of next generation genomic technologies to cure crop diseases, investigate genetic disorders and developing novel biotechnologies.
Central to this research is the application of computational, mathematical and novel imaging approaches to predict and inform experimentation.
To facilitate these interdisciplinary activities a new Living Systems building is being built. The facility will accommodate researchers from biology, physics, mathematics, computer science and the Exeter Medical School.
Members of Biosciences involved in Systems biology research include:
- Professor Murray Grant, Professor in Plant Molecular Biology
- Professor Nick Talbot, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Head of School
- Dr Nic Harmer, Senior Lecturer in Structural Chemistry
- Professor Ken Haynes, Professor of Fungal Biology
- Dr David Hodgson, Senior Lecturer in Ecology
- Professor Charles Tyler, Professor in Environmental Biology
- Professor Tamara Galloway, Professor of Ecotoxicology
- Dr Steven Porter, Lecturer in Biochemistry
- Dr Eduarda Santos, Lecturer in Environmental Biology
- Professor Nick Smirnoff, Professor of Plant Biochemistry
- Professor Gero Steinberg Head of Biosciences/Professor of Cell Biology
- Dr David Studholme, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry
- Professor Rick Titball, Director of Research and Professor of Molecular Biology
- Dr Mark van der Giezen, Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Biochemistry
- Dr James Wakefield, Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology
- Dr Ron Yang, Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics
Find out more about Systems biology research at the University of Exeter.