In addition to the group convenors the SEB+ committee is made up of other experienced biologists who share their expertise and knowledge in driving the activites in the SEB+ section.

Bill Davies

Bill Davies

Former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Experimental Botany  and former director of the Lancaster Environment Centre, Bill brings a wealth of experience and innovative thinking to the committee.

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Peter Lumsden

Peter is a principal lecturer in the Learning Development Unit at the University of Central Lancashire. Before that he classed himself as ‘a biologist’, having developed his research in the area of flowering and photoperiodism.

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Esther Odekunle

Esther is a PhD student funded by SEB, investigating the expression and physiological roles of a novel vasopressin/oxytocin-type neuropeptide in the starfish Asterias rubens at Queen Mary University of London

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Jenny Sneddon

Jenny is a Vertebrate Environmental Physiologist at Liverpool John Moores University with 17 years’ of experience in managing work experience for undergraduates as well as running Nuffield placement for sixth-form school students.

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Mary Williams

Mary’s career began with 13 years as a professor of plant biology. During this time, she increasingly focused her efforts on developing and disseminating tools for plant biology education to teachers and scientists in America and subsequently Europe.

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Sara Marsham

Sara is a lecturer in marine biology and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering at Newcastle University.

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Alison Kingston Smith

Alison Kingston-Smith

Alison is based at IBERS, Aberystwyth University where she is leader of the BBSRC-funded Institute Strategic Programme Grant on Rumen Systems Biology.

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