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School of the Biological Sciences



Associate Professor, Department of Zoology

Deputy Head of School for Undergraduate Strategy

Tim Weil's research aims to address the fundamental question of how a single cell becomes a fully functioning organism. The group is looking to understand the mechanisms that underpin the spatial and temporal coordination of egg and early embryo development, with a particular interest in the role of biomolecular condensates in the regulation of mRNAs at these stages. Learn more

Research Areas

Early development
Egg activation
Localised translation
Biomolecular condensates
Processing bodies


Live imaging
MS2 tagging of mRNA
In situ hybridisation
Antibody staining
Basic biochemistry 

Areas for Collaboration

Phase separation
Modelling cell networks




Research Themes

    Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health