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News 2023

All the news from 2023

New tech is step towards lab-grown blood vessels

Innovative technology that creates ultra-thin layers of human cells in tube-like structures could spur development of lifelike blood vessels and intestines in the lab.

Project aims to prove plastic can be fantastic for pharmaceuticals

A team of Scottish researchers is exploring a new process that could see plastic waste from industrial processes used to manufacture pharmaceuticals for neurological conditions, in what is believed to be a world first.

Engineering Biology Accelerator Roadshow: Edinburgh

Join to learn more about the new UKRI funded Accelerator Programme for Engineering Biology

Evolving and Innovating: Centre for Engineering Biology

On Thursday 15 June the Centre for Engineering Biology launched to industry and funders

Funding boost for ZYTHERA project team

ZYTHERA (enZYme THERApeutics), a research project led by a team of University of Edinburgh scientists, is engineering enzyme replacement therapies (ERTs) for lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) using generative artificial intelligence (AI).

Study on AI for discovery of senolytics makes the news

A recently published paper in Nature Communications has been reported by The Times, and Sky News

Stephen Wallace wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize

Congratulations to Dr Stephen Wallace, a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology, who has been named winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Norman Heatley Award.

Joint Centre for Statistics and Centre for Engineering Biology Research Day

Recent developments in statistical modelling of RNA velocity 

Novel cellular symmetry-breaking mechanism is published in PNAS

How do you convert a normally motile cell, which is polarized head to tail, into a monster with either two heads or two tails?

Centre for Engineering Biology Launch event

Visit our world leading facilities, hear first-hand about our current research and meet some of our key research staff.

Once Upon a Biofuture – Tales for a New Millennium

Once Upon a Biofuture: Tales for a New Millennium is an anthology of stories, from fiction to memoir, by a multidisciplinary team of scientists in the UK Centre for Mammalian Biology at The University of Edinburgh