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.

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. To see if there is a call open, visit our Committee and Pool membership page.

Contact for all committees

Email: ctteedpm@bbsrc.ukri.org.

List of Pool of Experts members

Members are listed below by surname.


  • Dr Peter Alexander University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Christopher Allen Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Dr Marc Amoyel University College London
  • Dr Aida Andres University College London
  • Dr Mattew Apps University of Birmingham
  • Dr Claudio Avignone Rossa University of Surrey
  • Professor Matthew Avison University of Bristol


  • Dr Jaume Bacardit Newcastle University
  • Dr Paul Badenhorst University of Birmingham
  • Professor Jurg Bahler University College London
  • Dr Paulo Baptista Ribeiro Queen Mary, University of London
  • Dr Stephen Barnes Independent
  • Professor Geoffrey Barton University of Dundee
  • Professor George Bassel University of Warwick
  • Dr Joseph Bateman King’s College London
  • Professor Christopher Bayliss University of Leicester
  • Professor David Bechtold The University of Manchester
  • Dr Shahriar Behboudi The Pirbright Institute
  • Dr Tom Bennett University of Leeds
  • Dr Dany Beste University of Surrey
  • Professor Sven Bestmann University College London
  • Dr Apoorva Bhatt University of Birmingham
  • Professor Philip Biggin University of Oxford
  • Professor Damer Blake Royal Veterinary College
  • Professor Sarah Blott University of Nottingham
  • Dr Ed Bolt University of Nottingham
  • Dr Camille Bonneaud University of Exeter
  • Dr Amanda Bretman University of Leeds
  • Professor James Brewer University of Glasgow
  • Dr Sharon Brookes Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • Professor Toby Bruce Keele University
  • Professor Angus Buckling University of Exeter
  • Dr Natalia Bulgakova University of Sheffield
  • Dr Sara Buonomo University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Karl Burgess University of Glasgow
  • Professor Juan Burrone King’s College London


  • Dr Nicola Cannon Royal Agricultural University
  • Professor Roxana Carare University of Southampton
  • Dr Elizabete Carmo-Silva Lancaster University
  • Professor John Carr University of Cambridge
  • Dr Mark Chapman University of Southampton
  • Dr Leonid Chindelevitch Imperial College London
  • Professor David Clayton Queen Mary, University of London
  • Dr Jane Cleal University of Southampton
  • Professor Claudia Clopath Imperial College London
  • Professor Steven Cobb Durham University
  • Dr Julia Cordero University of Glasgow
  • Dr Lisa Crossman University of East Anglia
  • Dr Colin Crump University of Cambridge


  • Dr Alistair Darby University of Liverpool
  • Professor Franciska de Vries University of Amsterdam
  • Dr Hai Deng University of Aberdeen
  • Professor Richard Dewhurst Scotland’s Rural College
  • Dr Vanessa Diaz University College London
  • Dr Marc Dionne Imperial College London
  • Dr Stuart Dowall Public Health England
  • Dr Paul Dudchenko University of Stirling
  • Dr Stephanie Duguez Ulster University
  • Dr Elizabeth Duncan University of Leeds
  • Professor Warwick Dunn University of Liverpool


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


  • Professor Katie Field University of Sheffield
  • Dr Robert Finn European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Professor Ross Fitzgerald University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Dianne Ford Northumbria University
  • Dr Michelle Fountain National Institute of Agricultural Botany/East Malling Research
  • Professor Lynn Frewer Newcastle University
  • Dr Gilbert Fruhwirth King’s College London
  • Professor Andre Furger University of Oxford


  • Dr Patrick Gallois The University of Manchester
  • Dr Aga Gambus University of Birmingham
  • Dr Andrew Gates University of East Anglia
  • Dr Julie Gibbs The University of Manchester
  • Dr Konstantinos Gkatzionis University of Birmingham
  • Dr Alan Goddard Aston University
  • Professor Adrian Goldman University of Leeds and University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Professor Alastair Goldman University of Bradford
  • Dr Benjamin Goult University of Kent
  • Dr Campbell Gourlay University of Kent
  • Professor David Grainger University of Birmingham
  • Dr Andrew Grant University of Cambridge
  • Professor Jose Gutierrez-Marcos University of Warwick


  • Professor Anthony Hall Earlham Institute
  • Professor Jason Hallett Imperial College London
  • Professor John Hammond University of Reading
  • Professor Natalie Hempel de Ibarra University of Exeter
  • Professor Ricardo Henriques University College London
  • Dr Kathryn Hentges The University of Manchester
  • Dr James Hodge University of Bristol
  • Dr Emma Hodson-Tole Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Professor Michael Holdsworth University of Nottingham
  • Dr Jonathan Houseley Babraham Institute
  • Professor Mark Howarth University of Oxford
  • Dr Robert Hynds University College London


  • Dr Rivka Isaacson King’s College London


  • Dr Andrew Jackson University of Liverpool
  • Dr Richard Jenner University College London
  • Professor Donald Jones University of Leicester
  • Professor Huw Jones Aberystwyth University
  • Dr Matt Jones University of Glasgow


  • Dr Konstantin Kanyuka Rothamsted Research
  • Professor Achillefs Kapanidis University of Oxford
  • Professor Eamonn Kelly University of Bristol
  • Professor Steven Kelly University of Oxford
  • Professor Stefan Kepinski University of Leeds
  • Dr Alastair Kerr Cancer Research UK
  • Dr Paul Kersey Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Dr Robin Ketteler University College London
  • Dr Daniel Kindred RSK ADAS Ltd
  • Professor Robert Kingsley Quadram Institute
  • Dr Chris Knight The University of Manchester
  • Dr Viktor Korolchuk Newcastle University
  • Professor Zoe Kourtzi University of Cambridge


  • Dr Richard Legget Earlham Institute
  • Dr Nicholas Lesica University College London
  • Professor David Leys The University of Manchester
  • Professor Petros Ligoxygakis University of Oxford
  • Dr Andrew Lin University of Sheffield
  • Dr James Locke University of Cambridge
  • Professor Matthew Loose University of Nottingham
  • Dr Andrew Lovering University of Birmingham
  • Professor Sarah Lummis University of Cambridge


  • Professor Daniel Macqueen University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Vicky MacRae University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Rahuma Malik Sheriff European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Dr Jacob Malone John Innes Centre
  • Dr Lucia Marucci University of Bristol and Bristol Centre for Synthetic Biology
  • Dr Juan Mata University of Cambridge
  • Dr Alison Mather Quadram Institute
  • Professor Alistair Mathie University of Kent
  • Professor Steve McGrath Rothamsted Research
  • Professor Alistair McGregor Oxford Brookes University
  • Professor Jane Mellor University of Oxford
  • Professor Michael Mendl University of Bristol
  • Dr Michael Mielewczik Agroscope
  • Professor Tom Misselbrook Rothamsted Research
  • Professor Elek Molnar University of Bristol
  • Professor Mathilda Mommersteeg University of Oxford
  • Dr Maria Montoya Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas
  • Professor Kenton Morgan University of Liverpool and RygbiINNOVATION.cyf
  • Professor Richard Mott University University College London
  • Dr Patrick Moynihan University of Birmingham
  • Dr Erik Murchie University of Nottingham
  • Professor David Murphy University of Bristol
  • Dr John Murray Murray Biosciences Ltd


  • Dr Darren Nesbeth University College London
  • Professor Simon Newstead University of Oxford
  • Professor Anna Nicolaou The University of Manchester
  • Professor Conrad Nieduszynski Earlham Institute
  • Professor Matthew Nolan University of Edinburgh


  • Dr Cahir O’Kane University of Cambridge
  • Dr Peter Oliver University of Oxford
  • Professor Sebastian Oltean University of Exeter
  • Dr Thomas Otto University of St Andrews


  • Dr Robert Pal Durham University
  • Dr Matthew Parker University of Portsmouth
  • Professor Sandip Patel University College London
  • Dr Ivan Pavlov University College London
  • Dr Andrew Peden University of Sheffield
  • Professor Neil Pendleton The University of Manchester
  • Dr Marion Pfeifer Newcastle University
  • Dr Vitor Pinheiro University College London and Birkbeck, University of London
  • Dr Jon Pittman The University of Manchester
  • Professor Tommaso Pizzari University of Oxford
  • Professor Tony Pridmore University of Nottingham
  • Professor Andreas Prokop The University of Manchester
  • Dr Androniki Psifidi Royal Veterinary College


  • Dr Paul Race University of Bristol
  • Professor Vardhman Rakyan Queen Mary, University of London
  • Dr Charalampos Rallis University of Essex
  • Dr Eamonn Reading King’s College London
  • Professor Johannes Reul University of Bristol
  • Professor Nigel Richards Cardiff University
  • Professor Daniel Rigden University of Liverpool
  • Professor Sonia Rocha University of Liverpool
  • Dr Henry Roehl University of Sheffield
  • Professor Tiina Roose University of Southampton
  • Professor Mariana Rufino Lancaster University


  • Professor Alberto Sanz Montero Glasgow University
  • Dr Ritwick Sawarkar University of Cambridge
  • Dr Thomas Schalch University of Leicester
  • Professor Jason Schnell University of Oxford
  • Dr Steffen Scholpp University of Exeter
  • Dr Ryan Seipke University of Leeds
  • Dr Andrea Serio King’s College London and The Francis Crick Institute
  • Dr Julia Sigwart Queen’s University Belfast
  • Professor Jon Simons University of Cambridge
  • Dr Ian Simpson University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Cathy Slack Aston University
  • Dr Mattias Soller University of Birmingham
  • Professor Daniel St Johnston University of Cambridge
  • Dr Graham Stafford University of Sheffield


  • Professor Stephen Tait University of Glasgow
  • Professor Edward Tate Imperial College London
  • Professor Konstantinos Thalassinos University College London
  • Dr Katerina Theodoridou Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Vijay Tiwari Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Professor Alex Tonks Cardiff University
  • Professor Matthias Trost Newcastle University
  • Dr Jennifer Tullet University of Kent
  • Dr Simon Turner Scotland’s Rural College
  • Professor Patric Turowski University College London


  • Professor Cristobal Uauy John Innes Centre


  • Dr Charles Veys FOTENIX
  • Dr Juan Antonio Vizcaino European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Dr Vladyslav Vyazovskiy University of Oxford


  • Professor Bonnie Wallace Birkbeck College
  • Dr Mark Wass University of Kent
  • Professor Alex Webb University of Cambridge
  • Dr Lucy Weinert University of Cambridge
  • Dr Julie Welburn University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Stuart Wigby University of Liverpool
  • Dr Herman Wijnen University of Southampton
  • Dr Thomas Wilkinson Swansea University
  • Professor Stuart Wilson University of Sheffield
  • Professor Clive Wilson University of Oxford
  • Professor Christoph Wuelfing University of Bristol
  • Dr Yannick Wurm Queen Mary, University of London


  • Dr Nicolae Zabet Queen Mary, University of London
  • Dr Kai Zeng University of Sheffield
  • Dr Dongda Zhang The University of Manchester
  • Dr Runxuan Zhang The James Hutton Institute

Last updated: 31 May 2022

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