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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 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


  • Professor Jason Hallett Imperial College London
  • Professor John Hammond The Pirbright Institute
  • Professor Nicholas Harberd 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


  • Dr Rivka Isaacson King’s College London


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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 Belfast
  • Dr Kevin Purdy University of Warwick


  • 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


  • 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 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


  • 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 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


  • Dr Juan Antonio Vizcaino EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute


  • 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 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


  • 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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