We have carried out a wide diversity of research in areas that link planetary/space sciences to biological sciences. Our efforts are organised into several themes shown below.
Habitability and the Limits of Life
This theme investigates biology at the limits and habitability.
Astrobiology in Deep Time
This theme investigates ancient biosignatures and the intersection between astrobiology and palaeontology
Space Microbiology and Biomanufacturing
This theme investigates microbiology in space for fundamental science and to advance human settlement beyond Earth
This theme is focused around an astrobiology lab at 1 km depth at the Boulby Mine, UK.
Astrobiology Analogue Research
This theme cuts across a number of other other themes and emphasises the use of 'analogue' environments to study microbiology, biosignatures, habitability and test technology for the robotic and human exploration of space in a variety of extreme environments.
This theme encapsulates our interest in exoplanets, their habitability and ability to support life.