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Degree Committee for the Faculty of Biology


  • Dr Geoff Cook, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Chairman
  • Mrs Meg Staff, Secretary
  • Professor Julie Ahringer, Department of Genetics
  • Dr John Carr, Department of Plant Sciences
  • Professor Bill Colledge, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
  • Dr Greg Davis, Department of Psychology
  • Professor Jim Haseloff, Department of Plant Sciences
  • Professor Rufus Johnstone, Department of Zoology
  • Dr Adrian Kelly, Department of Pathology
  • Dr Catherine Lindon, Deparment of Pharmacology
  • Professor Sarah Lummis, Department of Biochemistry
  • Dr Andrea Manica, Department of Zoology
  • Dr Hugh Robinson, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
  • Professor Steve Russell, Department of Genetics
  • Dr Lisa Saksida, Department of Psychology
  • Professor George Salmond, Department of Biochemistry
  • Dr David Sargan, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Professor John Trowsdale, Department of Pathology
  • Dr Hendrik van Veen, Department of Pharmacology

All correspondence to be sent to Mrs Meg Staff

Postal address:  Degree Committee Office, School of Biological Sciences, 17 Mill Lane,  Cambridge CB2 1RX


Tel:                   01223 766906 (internal 66906)

Meeting Schedule:

  • 21 September 2015
  • 19 October 2015
  • 30 November 2015
  • 18 January 2016
  • 15 February 2016
  • 21 March 2016
  • 11 April 2016
  • 16 May 2016
  • 13 June 2016

Paperwork for Committee consideration must be submitted to the Degree Committee Office at least one week in advance of the meeting.























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