Professor Peter J S Smith
Professor Smith joined Southampton University in 2011 as the first Director of the new Institute for Life Sciences. The Institute aims to catalyse interdisciplinary research working at the interfaces between medical/health and biological sciences with the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering. Prior to Southampton he was Director of the NIH Technology Research Resource, the BioCurrents Research Centre, and Director of the Cellular Dynamics Program at the MBL, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
In 2018 he was a member of the Innovation South Strategic Planning Committee for identifying regional strengths as part of the Government Industrial Strategy.