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Nick Plant

Nick has responsibility for delivering a sustainable increase in the quality and impact of our research, and ensuring an inclusive and diverse research culture with first-rate support for staff.

Before joining the University, he was a reader in Systems Biology at the University of Surrey, where he led the REF2014 preparations for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. He is a science graduate of the University of Nottingham, where he gained both his undergraduate [BSC (Hons) Biochemistry and Genetics] and postgraduate [PhD Toxicology] degrees. He was enrolled as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2016. He has served on the NC3Rs grant and fellowship panels (2013-2017), committee on toxicity of chemicals in food, consumer products and then environment (2007-2017) and the MHRA Pharmacovigilance expert advisory group (2011-2017).


His area of research explores how the body coordinates its response to chemical challenge, with a particular interest in using computational approaches to predict the ultimate impact of chemical exposure on human health. He has been involved in a number of industry-academia partnerships to investigate, and model, these response networks, contributing towards our understanding of basic biological mechanisms as well as the longer term goal of personalised medicine and health advice.

Tel: 0113 343 7109
Email: N.Plant@leeds.ac.uk