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Pool of Experts

Research Committees A-D assess responsive mode research grant applications. Each Research Committee has a core membership that is complemented at meetings by additional members drawn from the Pool of Experts.

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Peer review

Please note that this list is constantly under review. Members are currently appointed for one year in the first instance with a maximum service of three years or six meeting attendances (whichever occurs first).

Anyone interested in serving on the pool will need to apply through our online application system. Calls are generally held annually and we anticipate the next will be open in May 2019.

To see if there is a call open, visit our Committee/Pool membership page (see related links).


Dr Paolo Actis University of Leeds
Dr Peter Alexander University of Edinburgh
Dr Sohail Tahir Ali Independent
Professor Christopher Allen Queen's University of Belfast
Dr Claudio Avignone Rossa University of Surrey
Professor Matthew Avison University of Bristol

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Dr Jaume Bacardit Newcastle University
Professor Chris Bakal Institute of Cancer Research
Professor Geoff Baldwin Imperial College London
Dr Stephen Barnes Independent
Professor George Bassel University of Warwick
Dr Joseph Bateman King's College London
Professor Christopher Bayliss University of Leicester
Dr Shahriar Behboudi The Pirbright Institute
Dr Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso University of Leeds
Dr Tom Bennett University of Leeds
Professor Sven Bestmann University College London
Dr Apoorva Bhatt University of Birmingham
Professor Philip Biggin University of Oxford
Dr Michael Birkett Rothamsted Research
Professor Sarah Blott University of Nottingham
Dr Camille Bonneaud University of Exeter
Professor Lorraine Brennan University College Dublin
Dr Amanda Bretman University of Leeds
Professor James Brewer University of Glasgow
Professor Alistair Brown University of Exeter
Professor Toby Bruce Keele University
Professor Angus Buckling University of Exeter
Dr Sara Buonomo University of Edinburgh
Dr Karl Burgess University of Glasgow
Professor Juan Burrone King's College London

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Professor Yizhi Cai The University of Manchester
Dr Kyra Campbell University of Sheffield
Dr Nicola Cannon Royal Agricultural University
Professor Roxana Carare University of Southampton
Professor John Carr University of Cambridge
Dr David Chandler University of Warwick
Dr Mark Chapman University of Southampton
Professor Tracey Chapman University of East Anglia
Dr Yin Chen University of Warwick
Professor John Christie University of Glasgow
Dr John Clarkson University of Warwick
Professor David Clayton Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Jane Cleal University of Southampton
Professor Claudia Clopath Imperial College London
Professor Matthew Cobb The University of Manchester
Professor Steven Cobb Durham University
Dr Julia Cordero University of Glasgow
Professor Mark Crowe University College Dublin
Dr Peter Crowley National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr Vincent Cunliffe University of Sheffield

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Dr Janet Daly University of Nottingham
Dr Tim Daniell University of Sheffield
Dr Alistair Darby University of Liverpool
Professor Franciska de Vries University of Amsterdam
Dr Richard D'Eath SRUC - Scotland's Rural College
Dr Hai Deng University of Aberdeen
Professor Richard Dewhurst SRUC - Scotland's Rural College
Dr Vanessa Diaz University College London
Dr Stephanie Diezmann University of Bristol
Professor Paul Digard University of Edinburgh
Dr Marc Dionne Imperial College London
Professor Alan Dobson University College Cork, National University of Ireland Cork
Dr Alex Douglas University of Aberdeen
Dr Paul Dudchenko University of Stirling

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Professor Stephen Euston Heriot-Watt University
Professor Darren Evans Newcastle University
Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker University of Cambridge
Dr Rob Ewing University of Southampton
Professor Patrick Eyers University of Liverpool

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Professor Heather Ferguson University of Glasgow
Professor Ross Fitzgerald University of Edinburgh
Dr Robin Flynn University of Liverpool
Professor Dianne Ford Northumbria University
Dr Michelle Fountain National Institute of Agricultural Botany/East Malling Research
Professor Rupert Fray University of Nottingham
Dr Andrew French University of Nottingham
Professor Lynn Frewer Newcastle University
Professor Andre Furger University of Oxford

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Dr Patrick Gallois The University of Manchester
Dr Konstantinos Gkatzionis University of Birmingham
Professor Adrian Goldman University of Leeds and University of Helsinki (Finland)
Professor Alastair Goldman University of Bradford
Professor Julian Gough MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Dr Benjamin Goult University of Kent
Dr Robert Graham Queen's University of Belfast
Professor David Grainger University of Birmingham
Professor Chris Grant The University of Manchester
Dr Stuart Gray University of Glasgow
Professor Jose Gutierrez-Marcos University of Warwick

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Professor Jason Hallett Imperial College London
Professor John Hammond The Pirbright Institute
Professor Nicholas Harberd FRS University of Oxford
Professor William Harnett University of Strathclyde
Dr Sam Hay The University of Manchester
Professor Natalie Hempel de Ibarra University of Exeter
Professor Ricardo Henriques University College London
Dr James Hodge University of Bristol
Dr Emma Hodson-Tole Manchester Metropolitan University
Professor Michael Holdsworth University of Nottingham
Professor Mark Holmes University of Cambridge
Dr Jonathan Houseley Babraham Institute
Professor Mark Howarth University of Oxford
Dr Edward Hutchinson University of Glasgow

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Dr Rivka Isaacson King's College London

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Dr Andrew Jackson University of Liverpool
Dr Richard Jenner University College London
Professor Oliver Jensen The University of Manchester
Professor Andrew Jones University of Liverpool
Professor Donald Jones University of Leicester
Professor Huw Jones Aberystwyth University
Dr Matt Jones University of Glasgow

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Dr Neil Kad University of Kent
Dr Jasmeet Kaler University of Nottingham
Dr Konstantin Kanyuka Rothamsted Research
Professor Achillefs Kapanidis University of Oxford
Professor Douglas Kell University of Liverpool
Professor Eamonn Kelly University of Bristol
Professor Steven Kelly University of Oxford
Professor Stefan Kepinski University of Leeds
Professor Nicoletta Kessaris University College London
Dr Robin Ketteler University College London
Dr Daniel Kindred RSK ADAS Ltd
Dr Chris Knight The University of Manchester
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler University of Texas Health Science Center

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Professor Simon Langley-Evans University of Nottingham
Dr Nicholas Lesica University College London
Dr Anthony Lewis University of Portsmouth
Dr Patrick Lewis University of Reading
Professor David Leys The University of Manchester
Dr  Huiliang Li University College London
Dr John Liddell Independent
Professor Petros Ligoxygakis University of Oxford
Dr Andrew Lin University of Sheffield
Professor Nicolas Locker University of Surrey
Dr Andrew Lovering University of Birmingham
Dr Alan Lowe University College London
Professor Sarah Lummis University of Cambridge

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Professor Neil Mabbott University of Edinburgh
Professor Daniel Macqueen University of Edinburgh
Dr Vicky MacRae University of Edinburgh
Professor Xavier Manteca-Vilanova Autonomous University of Barcelona
Dr Lucia Marucci University of Bristol and Bristol Centre for Synthetic Biology (BrisSynBio)
Dr Pietro Mastroeni University of Cambridge
Dr Juan Mata University of Cambridge
Professor Alistair Mathie University of Kent
Professor Jacqueline Matthews Roslin Technologies
Dr Louise Matthews University of Glasgow
Professor Steve McGrath Rothamsted Research
Professor Alistair McGregor Oxford Brookes University
Professor John McLaughlin The University of Manchester
Professor Jane Mellor University of Oxford
Dr Michael Mielewczik Agroscope
Professor Gareth Miles University of St Andrews
Professor Tom Misselbrook Rothamsted Research
Professor Carmen Molina-Paris University of Leeds
Professor Elek Molnar University of Bristol
Professor Mathilda Mommersteeg University of Oxford
Dr Maria Montoya Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CIB-CSIC
Professor Kenton Morgan University of Liverpool and RygbiINNOVATION.cyf
Dr Helen Mott University of Cambridge
Dr Erik Murchie University of Nottingham
Professor David Murphy University of Bristol
Dr John Murray Murray Biosciences Ltd
Dr Patrick Murray Limerick Institute of Technology

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Dr Darren Nesbeth University College London
Professor Simon Newstead University of Oxford
Professor Conrad Nieduszynski Earlham Institute
Professor Matthew Nolan University of Edinburgh

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Professor Niamh O'Connell Queen's University of Belfast
Dr Peter Oliver University of Oxford
Professor Alex O'Neill University of Leeds
Dr Thomas Otto University of St Andrews

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Professor Alberto Paccanaro Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Joao Passos Newcastle University
Dr Bhavik Patel University of Brighton
Professor Matthew Paul Rothamsted Research
Dr Ivan Pavlov University College London
Dr Andrew Peden University of Sheffield
Professor Neil Pendleton The University of Manchester
Professor Steven Penfield John Innes Centre
Dr Marion Pfeifer Newcastle University
Professor Hugh Piggins University of Bristol
Dr Teuta Pilizota University of Edinburgh
Dr Ines Pineda-Torra University College London
Dr Vitor Pinheiro University College London and Birkbeck, University of London
Professor Andrew Pitt Aston University
Dr Jon Pittman The University of Manchester
Professor Tommaso Pizzari University of Oxford
Professor Paulo Prodöhl Queen's University of Belfast
Dr Kevin Purdy University of Warwick

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Dr Paul Race University of Bristol
Professor Vardhman Rakyan Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Eamonn Reading King's College London
Professor Johannes Reul University of Bristol
Professor Nigel Richards Cardiff University
Dr Ralf Richter University of Leeds
Professor Sian Robinson Newcastle University
Professor Sonia Rocha University of Liverpool
Professor Tiina Roose University of Southampton
Dr Katja Röper MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Professor Mariana Rufino Lancaster University

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Professor Alberto Sanz Montero Glasgow University
Dr Thomas Schalch University of Leicester
Professor Jason Schnell University of Oxford
Dr Ryan Seipke University of Leeds
Dr Jaswinder Sethi University of Southampton
Dr Julia Sigwart Queen's University of Belfast
Professor Jon Simons University of Cambridge
Dr James Spencer University of Bristol
Professor Shankar Srinivas University of Oxford
Professor Daniel St Johnston University of Cambridge
Dr Graham Stafford University of Sheffield
Professor Gero Steinberg University of Exeter
Professor Michael Sternberg Imperial College London
Dr Alan James Stewart University of St Andrews
Dr Jeremy Sweet J T Environmental Consultants

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Professor Edward Tate Imperial College London
Professor Ali Tavassoli University of Southampton
Professor Matthew Terry University of Southampton
Professor Konstantinos Thalassinos University College London
Dr Katerina Theodoridou Queen's University of Belfast
Professor Dylan Thompson University of Bath
Dr Vijay Tiwari Queen's University of Belfast
Professor Alex Tonks Cardiff University
Professor Matthias Trost Newcastle University

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Dr Juan Antonio Vizcaino EMBL - European Bioinformatics Institute

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Dr Alan Walker University of Aberdeen
Dr Daniel Wall University of Glasgow
Professor Bonnie Ann Wallace Birkbeck College
Dr Mark Wass University of Kent
Professor Sarah Waters University of Oxford
Professor Alex Webb University of Cambridge
Dr Mark Webber Institute of Food Research
Dr Lucy Weinert University of Cambridge
Dr Julie Welburn University of Edinburgh
Dr Deborah Wells Queen's University of Belfast
Dr Joern Werner University of Southampton
Dr Simone Weyand University of Cambridge
Professor Adrian Whitehouse University of Leeds
Dr Herman Wijnen University of Southampton
Professor Brian Willett University of Glasgow
Professor Gary Williamson Monash University
Professor Stuart Wilson University of Sheffield
Dr Yannick Wurm Queen Mary, University of London

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Dr Kai Zeng University of Sheffield
Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr Dongda Zhang The University of Manchester
Dr Ji Zhou NIAB Cambridge Crop Research

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