IntroductionDirector awarded funding worth €1.9 million.
A new European Research Council (ERC) grant and the support of the University of Exeter will allow Egenis to continue as a ground-breaking centre of life sciences research and the study of the philosophy of biology.
The grants have been awarded by the ERC in a scheme which recognises established and high-profile researchers who are trailblazers in their fields.
Professor John Dupré, Director of Egenis, will receive a grant of €1.9 million (£1.6 million) for a five-year project. He said: "The guiding idea of this project is that coming to terms with new developments in our understanding of biology requires that we take more seriously the ways in which life is dynamic at all levels, and that what we think of as living things - genes, cells, organisms - are more fundamentally processes, maintained in relatively stable conditions by yet further processes. The project will develop this thesis in relation to revolutionary work in the philosophy of biology, and also in dialogue with emerging biological ideas in related scientific fields."