Plymouth Science Park’s Researcher in Residence, Dr Oli Tills, is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow working as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth.

Oli’s work with the University of Plymouth, based at the Science Park, specialises in the early development of aquatic organisms and their environment, conducting groundbreaking research that advances our understanding of marine biology.

In 2018, Oli formed EmbryoPhenomics, a research group in the School of Biological and Marine Sciences at the University of Plymouth. The pioneering research group focuses on understanding the early stages of marine animal development and their responses to environmental factors, such as climate change and chemicals. By investigating the impact over time, EmbryoPhenomics is leading the way in developing novel techniques for measuring the most sensitive life stages in a changing world.

Oli said: “I am delighted to be working with Plymouth Science Park and the University of Plymouth to push scientific boundaries. Alongside other innovative organisations, we are looking forward to collaborations and making groundbreaking discoveries that shape the future of marine science.”

In his role as a Researcher in Residence, Oli collaborates closely with the leadership team at Plymouth Science Park, contributing to their shared goal of supporting groundbreaking research and innovation. Driven by a belief in collaboration, EmbryoPhenomics welcomes partnerships with companies and institutions that share their vision. Their evolving technologies have the potential to assist engineers and researchers in the field of biology, shaping new approaches to the study of developmental processes.

Ian McFadzen, CEO of Plymouth Science Park, said: “It’s great to have Dr Oli Tills as our Researcher in Residence. His expertise and pioneering research align perfectly with our mission of fostering innovation and scientific excellence. Dr Tills’ work, along with EmbryoPhenomics, highlights the invaluable opportunities for collaboration and partnerships across institutions. It’s fantastic to see the EmbryoPhenomics team contribute to the advancement of marine research and development.”

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