UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology

Research Work Packages

Our Centre's original 5-year work programme first focused on developing a tool kit to engineer cells. We have used these assets to generate fundamental insights into biology and are now working on applying this to address disease.

Tools for engineered biology

Managing Partners
We are designing new tools and technologies that will offer more sophisticated controls of cell behavior. These are providing us deeper insight into the mechanisms of how cells behave and means to engineer useful new functions into a wide range of host cells.

Learning by building

We can apply the synthetic and systems biology tools that we develop to (re)build biological systems and so gain deeper understanding of Nature. This will enable is to construct more sophisticated platforms to accelerate biomedical research and development.

Insights for medicine

We are combining our world class medical research with synthetic and systems biology to accelerate biomedical research for improving health and wellbeing