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.


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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