Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences

Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, is based at the University of Exeter in the UK, under the directorship of Professor John Dupré.

Egenis is committed to providing research of the highest international standard into the nature, historical precedents, and the philosophical, social and scientific implications of developments in contemporary biosciences.


Who we are

We have a strongly interdisciplinary culture, encompassing a range of perspectives from social science, biology, and philosophy.



Centre affilliates collaborate on a number of national and international research funded projects. Visit our projects page for details of current and past projects.


News and events

Please see the following pages for recent developments and forthcoming events.