2020 applicants

William Spanner

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Life Sciences
 William Spanner



I have studied a range of topics at the University of Essex in my degree of Biological Sciences, including Ecological, Immunological and Plant Science units. Over the course of the degree I gained many scientific and laboratory skills, such as writing scientific papers, collaborating in groups for projects and using laboratory equipment safely such as Infra-Red Gas Analyses and Fluorescence Monitoring Systems. From 2016-2017 I studied abroad at the University of Western Australia as part of an exchange program, which gave me an insight of different methods of teaching and learning, proved my ability in efficiently adapting to large changes in work environment and gave me an insight of the different issues facing different regions of the planet and how to look at the larger picture.


  • BSc (Hons.) Biological Sciences University of Essex (2018)

Research and professional activities


The impact of circadian rhythm in stomatal conductance and photosynthetic carbon fixation in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Supervisor: Tracy Lawson




Colchester Campus