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UCL Centre for Life's Origins and Evolution

The UCL Centre for Life's Origins and Evolution (CLOE) is a world-class centre of excellence for research focussed on the understanding of the origins of life and animals and how they can help us to understand today's changing environment.

Welcome

UCL has a long and illustrious history in exploring the origins of life. From Robert Grant (Darwin’s Professor) to Edwin Ray Lankester (first to formulate the notion of homology in evolutionary terms) to JZ Young (discovered the squid giant axon) UCL has been at the cutting edge of understanding the patterns and processes of life and evolution.

The Centre for Life’s Origin and Evolution (CLOE) was established in 2017 and is the latest incarnation of research excellence in this critical field at UCL.

 

UCL Centre for Life’s Origins and Evolution (CLOE)

Who is the Centre for Life's Origin and Evolution (CLOE)?

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People

Meet the people who make up the UCL Centre for Life's Origins and Evolution.

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Research groups

CLOE's research groups aim to develop innovative research looking at the patterns, processes and origins of life and evolution.

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History of CLOE

Established in 2017, CLOE is just the latest representation of UCL's long and illustrious history in biological evolution. 

 

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Past Events 

Summer Quarterly Symposium

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Autumn Quarterly Symposium

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Upcoming Events 

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Study 

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Undergraduates

CLOE staff teach on several undergraduate programs, including the Zoology and Biodiversity and Conservation pathways that are available for BSc and MSci degrees in Biological Sciences.

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Masters

UCL offers an MRes in Biosciences which provides students with the opportunity to undertake a major research project. Students can choose from one of twelve specialist areas including the Evolution and Origins of Life.

CLOE’s academic staff supervise doctoral students funded through several different avenues, notably the NERC London Doctoral Training Partnership and the BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme.


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