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

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NamePositionContact detailsLocationPhoto
Academic staff
Charles CockellProfessor of Astrobiology
JCMB
1502
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Research staff
Sean McMahonMarie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow
JCMB
1603
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Rebecca PrescottSponsored Researcher
JCMB
Rosa SantomartinoPostdoctoral Research Associate in Microbial Astrobiology
JCMB
1504
Adam StevensPDRA
JCMB
1504
Other staff
Scott McLaughlinSenior Astrobiology Technician
JCMB
1503
Research postgraduates
Rosie CanePostgraduate Student
JCMB
1607
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Andrew DickinsonPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1607
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Stewart GaultPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1605
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Ophelia GunnPostgraduate Student
JCMB
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Peter HigginsPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1607
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Ryan HuntPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1605
Hanna LandenmarkPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1511
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Liam PereraPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1607
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Phillippe ReekiePostgraduate Student
JCMB
Annemiek WaajenPostgraduate Student
JCMB
1613
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