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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 Sohail Tahir Ali – Independent
Dr Christopher Allen - Queen's University of Belfast
Professor Thorsten Allers - The University of Nottingham
Professor Luke Alphey - The Pirbright Institute
Professor Daniel Altmann - Imperial College London
Professor Dawn Arnold - University of the West of England

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Dr Matthew Beardsall Avison - University of Bristol
Dr Jaume Bacardit - Newcastle University
Professor Michael Bailey - University of Bristol
Dr Geoff Baldwin - Imperial College London
Dr Stephen Robert Barnes – Independent
Dr Christopher David Bayliss - University of Leicester
Dr Shahriar Behboudi - The Pirbright Institute
Professor Jose Bengoechea - Queen's University of Belfast
Dr Jason Berwick - The University of Sheffield
Professor Sven Bestmann - University College London
Dr Apoorva Bhatt - University of Birmingham
Dr Philip Biggin - University of Oxford
Dr Michael Birkett - Rothamsted Research
Professor Michael Blatt - University of Glasgow
Professor Sarah Blott - The University of Nottingham
Dr Camille Bonneaud - University of Exeter
Dr Vania Braga - Imperial College London
Professor Rainer Breitling - The University of Manchester
Professor Lorraine Brennan – University College, Dublin
Professor James Brewer - University of Glasgow
Professor Alistair J P Brown - University of Aberdeen
Professor Toby Bruce – Keele University
Professor Angus Buckling - University of Exeter
Dr Karl Burgess - University of Glasgow
Professor Juan Burrone - King's College London

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Dr Yizhi Cai - The University of Manchester
Dr Roxana Octavia Carare - University of Southampton
Dr Ruaidhri Carmody - University of Glasgow
Dr John Carr – University of Cambridge
Dr David Chandler - The University of Warwick
Professor Michael Cheetham - University College London
Dr Yin Chen - The University of Warwick
Professor John Christie - University of Glasgow
Dr Robert Matthew Christley - University of Liverpool
Professor Michael Clague - University of Liverpool
Dr John Clarkson - The University of Warwick
Professor David Clayton - Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Claudia Clopath - Imperial College London
Professor Matthew Cobb - The University of Manchester
Dr Steven Cobb - Durham University
Dr Shaun Cowley - University of Leicester
Professor Tessa Crompton - University College London
Professor Mark Crowe - University College Dublin
Dr Peter B. Crowley - National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr Vincent Cunliffe - The University of Sheffield

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Dr Gabriela da Silva Xavier - Imperial College London
Dr Janet Daly - The University of Nottingham
Dr Alistair Darby - University of Liverpool
Dr Robert Davey – Earlham Institute
Professor Seth Davis - University of York
Professor Federica Di Palma – Earlham Institute
Dr Paul De Sousa - The University of Edinburgh
Dr Franciska de Vries - The University of Manchester
Professor Simone Di Giovanni - Imperial College London
Dr Vanessa Diaz - University College London
Dr Stephanie Diezmann - University of Bath
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 Joshua Edel - Imperial College London
Dr Kate Ellacott - University of Exeter
Dr Stephen Euston - Heriot-Watt University
Dr Darren Evans - Newcastle University
Dr Patrick Eyers - University of Liverpool

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Professor Heather Ferguson - University of Glasgow
Professor Ross Fitzgerald - The University of Edinburgh
Dr Robin Flynn - University of Liverpool
Dr Michelle Fountain - National Institute of Agricultural Botany & East Malling Research
Professor Franca Fraternali – King’s College London
Dr Rupert Fray - The University of Nottingham
Professor Andre Furger - University of Oxford

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Dr Patrick Gallois - The University of Manchester
Dr James Gardiner - Imperial College London
Dr Susanne Gebhard - University of Bath
Dr Konstantinos Gkatzionis - University of Birmingham
Professor Alastair Goldman - The University of Bradford
Professor Adrian Goldman - University of Leeds and University of Helsinki (Finland)
Professor Julian Gough – MRC - Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Dr David Grainger - University of Birmingham
Professor Chris Grant - The University of Manchester
Dr Stuart Robert Gray - University of Glasgow
Professor Joachim Gross - University of Glasgow
Dr Jose Gutierrez-Marcos - The University of Warwick

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Professor Nicholas Harberd – University of Oxford
Dr Jason Hallett - Imperial College London
Professor John Hammond - The Pirbright Institute
Dr Robert Douglas Hancock - The James Hutton Institute
Professor Margaret Harnett - University of Glasgow
Dr Sam Hay - The University of Manchester
Dr Matthew Heard - NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dr Matthew Hegarty - Aberystwyth University
Dr Natalie Hempel de Ibarra - University of Exeter
Dr Ricardo Henriques - University College London
Dr Sian Henson - Queen Mary, University of London
Dr James Hodge - University of Bristol
Dr Emma Hodson-Tole - Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Mark Holmes - University of Cambridge
Dr Jayne Hope - The University of Edinburgh
Dr Louise Elizabeth Horsfall - The University of Edinburgh
Dr Paul Hoskisson - University of Strathclyde
Professor Corinne Houart - King's College London
Professor Mark Howarth - University of Oxford

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Dr Mark Isalan - Imperial College London

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Dr Richard Jenner - University College London
Professor Oliver Jensen - The University of Manchester
Dr Owen Jones - Lisk & Jones Consultants Ltd
Professor Huw Jones - Aberystwyth University

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Dr Neil Kad - University of Kent
Dr Konstantin (Kostya) Kanyuka - Rothamsted Research
Professor Achillefs Kapanidis - University of Oxford
Professor Diane Kelly - Swansea University
Professor Steven Kelly - Swansea University
Professor Eamonn Kelly - University of Bristol
Dr Nicoletta Kessaris - University College London
Dr Robin Ketteler - University College London
Dr Raheela Khan - The University of Nottingham
Dr Chris Knight - The University of Manchester
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler – University of Texas Health Science Centre

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Dr Heike Laman - University of Cambridge
Professor Simon Langley-Evans - The University of Nottingham
Dr Nicholas Lesica - University College London
Dr Anthony Lewis - University of Portsmouth
Dr Patrick Lewis - University of Reading
Dr Rohan Lewis - University of Southampton
Professor David Leys - The University of Manchester
Dr Huiliang Li - University College London
Dr John Liddell – Independentn
Dr Georg Lietz - Newcastle University
Dr Andrew Lee Lovering - University of Birmingham
Professor Sarah Lummis - University of Cambridge

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Dr Neil Mabbott - The University of Edinburgh
Dr Vicky MacRae - The University of Edinburgh
Professor Eshwar Mahenthiralingam - Cardiff University
Professor David Main – Royal Agricultural University
Professor Marisa Martin-Fernandez - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Dr Lucia Marucci - University of Bristol and Bristol Centre for Synthetic Biology (BrisSynBio)
Dr Jody Mason - University of Bath
Dr Juan Mata - University of Cambridge
Professor Alistair Mathie - University of Kent
Professor Karl Matter - University College London
Professor Jacqueline Matthews - Moredun Research Institute
Dr Louise Matthews - University of Glasgow
Professor Steve McGrath - Rothamsted Research
Professor John McLaughlin - The University of Manchester
Professor Markus Meissner - University of Glasgow
Professor Jane Mellor - University of Oxford
Dr Tom Michoel – University of Edinburgh
Dr Irene Miguel-Aliaga - Imperial College London
Dr Gareth Miles - University of St Andrews
Dr Tom Misselbrook - Rothamsted Research
Professor Shabaz Mohammed - University of Oxford
Professor Carmen Molina-Paris - University of Leeds
Professor Elek Molnar - University of Bristol
Professor Mathilda Mommersteeg - University of Oxford
Dr Maria Montoya – CBM Severo Ochoa
Dr Mark Mooney - Queen's University of Belfast
Professor Carolyn Moores - Birkbeck College
Professor Kenton Morgan - University of Liverpool and RygbiINNOVATION.cyf
Dr Helen Mott - University of Cambridge
Dr Daniel Mulvihill - University of Kent
Dr Erik Murchie - The University of Nottingham
Professor David Murphy - University of Bristol
Dr Patrick Murray - Limerick Institute of Technology
Dr John Clifford Murray - Murray Biosciences Ltd

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Professor James Naismith – University of Oxford
Dr Darren Nesbeth - University College London
Professor Simon Newstead - University of Oxford
Professor Conrad Alexander Nieduszynski - University of Oxford
Professor Matthew Nolan - The University of Edinburgh

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Dr Keelin O’Driscoll – Teagasc
Professor Richard Oliver - Curtin University (Australia)
Dr Peter Oliver - University of Oxford
Dr Alex O'Neill - University of Leeds
Dr Thomas Otto - University of St Andrews
Professor John Overington – Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Tim Overton - University of Birmingham

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Dr Yuriy Pankratov - The University of Warwick
Dr Luminita Paraoan - University of Liverpool
Dr Helen Parkinson – European Bioinformatics Institute
Dr Joao Passos - Newcastle University
Dr Bhavik Anil Patel - University of Brighton
Professor Matthew Paul - Rothamsted Research
Dr Ivan Pavlov - University College London
Dr Andrew Peden - The University of Sheffield
Professor Neil Pendleton - The University of Manchester
Dr Mark Pfuhl - King's College London
Professor Hugh Piggins - The University of Manchester
Dr Teuta Pilizota - The 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
Professor Tommaso Pizzari - University of Oxford
Dr Karen Polizzi - Imperial College London
Professor Paulo Prodöhl - Queen's University of Belfast

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Professor Johannes M.H.M. Reul - University of Bristol
Professor Nigel Richards - Cardiff University
Dr Gary Robinson - University of Kent
Professor Sian Robinson - University of Southampton
Professor Tiina Roose - University of Southampton
Dr David Roper - The University of Warwick
Dr Katja Röper - MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Dr Stephen Royle - The University of Warwick
Dr John Runions - Oxford Brookes University

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Dr Sikha Saha - University of Leeds
Professor Jason Schnell - University of Oxford
Dr Linda Scobie - Glasgow Caledonian University
Professor Chris Seal - Newcastle University
Dr Ryan Seipke - University of Leeds
Dr Jaswinder K. Sethi – University of Southampton
Professor Ben Sheldon - University of Oxford
Dr Jon Simons - University of Cambridge
Dr James Spencer - University of Bristol
Dr Corinne Michelle Spickett - Aston University
Professor Shankar Srinivas - University of Oxford
Dr Graham Stafford - The University of Sheffield
Professor Michael Stear - University of Glasgow
Professor Gero Steinberg - University of Exeter
Dr Dov Joseph Stekel - The University of Nottingham
Dr Martin Stevens - University of Exeter
Dr Alan James Stewart - University of St Andrews
Professor Nicola Stonehouse - University of Leeds
Dr Nina Storey - University of Leicester
Dr Ramana Sundara - previously Nestle Product Technology Centre
Dr Jeremy Bruton Sweet - J T Environmental Consultants
Professor Mark Szczelkun - University of Bristol

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Professor Edward Tate - Imperial College London
Professor Ali Tavassoli - University of Southampton
Dr Elma Tchilian - The Pirbright Institute
Professor Matthew J Terry - University of Southampton
Professor Dylan Thompson - University of Bath
Dr Alex Tonks - Cardiff University
Professor Mahmut Tor - University of Worcester

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Professor Miguel Valvano - Queen's University of Belfast

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Dr Daniel Walker - University of Glasgow
Dr Donal (Daniel) Wall - University of Glasgow
Professor Bonnie Ann Wallace - Birkbeck College
Dr Yuqin Wang - Swansea University
Dr Mark Wass - University of Kent
Professor Sarah Waters - University of Oxford
Professor Mick Watson – University of Edinburgh
Professor Steve Watson - University of Birmingham
Dr Mark Webber – Quadram Institute
Dr Joern Werner - University of Southampton
Dr Simone Weyand - University of Cambridge
Dr Tom Williams – University of Bristol
Professor Gary Williamson - University of Leeds
Dr Anthony James Wilson - The Pirbright Institute
Professor Stuart Wilson - The University of Sheffield
Dr Martyn David Winn - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Dr Tuck Seng Wong - The University of Sheffield

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Professor Xiangming Xu - East Malling Research

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Dr Liming Ying - Imperial College London

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Dr Kai Zeng – University of Sheffield
Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis - National University of Ireland, Galway

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