Congratulations to the Astrobiology Research Group that spans both SPS and EEES who have been awarded £6.7 million from Research England’s “Expanding Excellence in England (E3) 2019-2022” scheme. The funding was announced on 13th June by Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore, as part of 13 government backed projects to work on ground-breaking research through the modern Industrial Strategy. The announcement is on the BEIS website here.
The group is led by Karen Olsson-Francis (EEES), and includes Manish Patel (SPS), Vic Pearson (SPS) and Susanne Schwenzer (EEES), and several SPS PhD students are active researchers in the group. This investment enables productive collaborations with many others including: Taff Morgan, Matt Balme and Helen Fraser (SPS); Rick Holliman and Sarah Davies (EEES), and staff in both FBL and FASS. There will be a number of vacancies and studentships advertised in the coming months to further support the Group’s expansion.