Edinburgh Genome Foundry


Our contributions

The EGF works on a wide range of exciting research projects as well as innovating in lab automations.



  • Koray Malci, Emma Watts, Tania Michelle Roberts, Jamie Yam Auxillos, Behnaz Nowrouzi, Heloísa Oss Boll, Cibele Zolnier Sousa do Nascimento, Andreas Andreou, Peter Vegh, Sophie Donovan, Rennos Fragkoudis, Sven Panke, Edward Wallace, Alistair Elfick, Leonardo Rios-Solis. Standardization of Synthetic Biology Tools and Assembly Methods for Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Emerging Yeast Species. ACS Synth Biol. 2022 Aug 19;11(8):2527-2547. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00442


  • 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