School of Life Sciences

People and contacts

School office

For all general enquiries please contact the school office:

John Maynard Smith (JMS) Building,
Room 3b12a,
University of Sussex
Brighton, BN1 9QG


T 01273 678057

Undergraduate admissions

For all undergraduate admissions enquiries please contact the relevant admissions tutor:

Biology, Ecology, Conservation & Environment and Zoology: Adam Eyre-Walker

Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences and Genetics: Benjamin Towler

Chemistry: Jon Wilden

Neuroscience: Ruth Murrell-Lagnado

Life Sciences Foundation Year: Kevin Clark

Postgraduate admissions

For all postgraduate admissions enquiries please contact:

Post Graduate Taught:

Post Graduate Research:

Head of School

Michelle West
John Maynard Smith (JMS) Building Room 3B12

T +44 (0)1273 872843

Head of School Co-ordinator


Heads of Departments

Biochemistry and Biomedicine - Leandro Castellano: 

Chemistry - Wendy Brown:

Ecology and Evolution - Daniel Osorio:

Genome Damage and Stability Centre - Ulrich Rass:

Neuroscience - Kevin Staras:

Sussex Drug Discovery Centre - Erika Mancini: