Astrobiology

We investigate life in extreme environments, how life adapts to single and multiple extremes, how life adapts to conditions in the planetary crust and we investigate the habitability of other planetary bodies. Our work involved field, laboratory and theoretical approaches.

Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary science that seeks to understand the limits of life and the potential for life elsewhere. Projects in this area involve the study of life under single and multiple extremes and the study of life in extreme rocky environments. Further information can be found at www.astrobiology.ac.uk.

PhD project opportunities in Astrobiology

People in Astrobiology

Telephone numbers in the list below are shown as UK numbers. Callers from outside the UK should remove the leading zero and use the UK country code (+44).

NamePositionContact detailsLocationPhoto
Academic staff
Charles CockellProfessor of Astrobiology
JCMB
1502
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Research staff
Claire LoudonPostdoctoral Research Assistant
JCMB
1504
Petra SchwendnerPDRA
JCMB
1603
Adam StevensPDRA
JCMB
1504
Research postgraduates
Rosie CanePostgraduate Student
JCMB
1618
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Andrew DickinsonPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1618
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Hanna LandenmarkPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1511
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Natasha NicholsonPostgraduate Student
JCMB
2509
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Samuel PaylerPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1607
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Liam PereraPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1607
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Toby SamuelsPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1607
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Jennifer WadsworthPostgraduate Student
JCMB
2509