Biological sciences at Queen Mary is a hub for photosynthesis and aquatic research. Beyond model organisms (yeast, Drosophila, zebrafish, Arabidopsis), we study locusts, spiders, beetles, ants, bees, mosquitoes, sea urchins, bats, squirrels, goats, deer, parrots and mole rats. Such concentration of expertise requires significant investment, but is the reason for the institutionalised existence of public higher education. Not one colleague should go.
Fanis Missirlis, Queen Mary, University of London