Edinburgh Genome Foundry

Who We Are

Meet the team

The Foundry Team

Dr Rennos Fragkoudis - Facility Manager 

Dr Valentin Zulkower - Software Manager 

Dr Nikolaos Pantidos - Research Technologist

Dr Peter Vegh - BioFoundry Computational Biologist

Mr Scott Neilson - Lab Technician


Executive Board

Prof Susan Rosser – Co-Director and Co-founder

Dr Filippo Menolascina – Co-Director

Dr Giovanni Straquadanio – Co-Director

Dr Liz Fletcher – Operations Manager



We are grateful to all of those who helped make the Foundry a success including: 

Dr Patrick Cai

Fraser Morton

Sarah Zheng

Dr Ivan Yuan

Dr Hille Tekotte

Aitor Bleda

Isaac Luo

Dr Jane Paget

Dr Laura Milne


The Foundry is proud to be part of

Global Biofoundries Alliance

An international consortium that aims to develop, promote, and support diverse types of non-commercial biofoundries.

International Gene Synthesis Consortium(IGSC)

An industry-led group of gene synthesis companies and organizations formed to design and apply a common protocol to screen both the sequences of synthetic gene orders and the customers who place them. It promotes the beneficial application of gene synthesis technology while safeguarding biosecurity.