Edinburgh Genome Foundry

Case Studies

Previous work

The EGF works on a wide range of exciting research projects as well as innovating in lab automations. We have contributed to the following publications:



  • Stracquadanio G., Zulkower V. (2021) Computer Aided Assembly and Verification of Synthetic Chromosomes. In: Marchisio M.A. (eds) Computational Methods in Synthetic Biology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2189. Humana, New York, NY. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0822-7_13



  • Doçi G, Fuchs L., Kharbanda Y., Schickling P., Zulkower V., Hillson N., Oberortner E., Swainston N., Kabisch J. (2020) DNA Scanner: a web application for comparing DNA synthesis feasibility, price and turnaround time across vendors, Synthetic Biology, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2020. DOI: 10.1093/synbio/ysaa011
  • Fragkoudis, R and Pantidos, N (2020) Fighting a global pandemic with an army of robots, Cell & Gene Therapy Insights 6(7), 865–870. DOI: 10.18609/cgti.2020.097 ​​​​​​​
  • Zulkower V and Rosser S. (2020) DNA Chisel, a versatile sequence optimiser. Bioinformatics 36(16):4508-4509  DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa558
  • Zulkower V and Rosser S. (2020) DNA Features Viewer, a sequence annotations formatting and plotting library for Python. Bioinformatics 36(15):4350-4352  DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa213



  • Hillson, N., et al.  (2019) Building a global alliance of biofoundries. Nat. Comms. 10(1): 2040. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10079-2
  • Vasudevan R et al. (2019) CyanoGate: A Golden Gate modular cloning suite for engineering cyanobacteria based on the plant MoClo syntax. Plant Physiology. DOI: 10.1104/pp.18.01401



  • Bates, M., Lachoff, J., Meech, D., Zulkower, V., Moisy, A., Luo, Y., et al. (2017). ‘Genetic Constructor: An Online DNA Design Platform’. ACS Synthetic Biology 2017 Dec 15; 6(12): 2362-2365. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00236
  • Martella, A., et al. (2017) EMMA: An Extensible Mammalian Modular Assembly Toolkit for the Rapid Design and Production of Diverse Expression Vectors.’ ACS Synthetic Biology, 6(7) pp. 1380 - 1392. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00016



  • Kanigowska, P et al. (2016) Smart DNA Fabrication Using Sound Waves: Applying Acoustic Dispensing Technologies to Synthetic Biology. Journal of Laboratory Automation Vol. 21(1) 49 –56.  DOI: 10.1177/2211068215593754