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Turing Fellow Appointments to Warwick

We are very proud to announce the success of two Warwick appointments in 2024 to Turing Fellows from the nationally competitive open call from The Alan Turing Institute. This is the first open call run by the Turing nationally during the Turing University Network expansion to 65 UK Universities.


Professor George Bassel

The School of Life Sciences is delighted to congratulate Professor George Bassel on his Turing Fellow award.

Professor Bassel will be using this fellowship to interact with experts at the Turing towards using AI to design proteins to improve crop performance and nutrition.

Professor Bassel's lab is characterised by taking interdisciplinary and integrative approaches towards understanding and improving plant growth responses to the environment. His work has a broad range of impacts in agriscience.

Read more about Professor Bassel's research.

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Melina Kunar

The Department of Psychology is delighted that Dr Melina Kunar has been granted a Turing Fellow award.

Dr Kunar’s interdisciplinary research brings together the fields of perception, decision making and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The goal of her research is to understand how these fields combine in order to understand how humans interact with AI systems and how they might guide and influence decision making in real world tasks such as medical imaging and diagnostics.

The work has important implications for both science and society and will be greatly enhanced as a result of this fellowship and engagement with the Institute and its members.

Read more about Dr Kunar's research.