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News 2022

Latest News from our members

Professor Susan Rosser elected as a Fellow to the Learned Society of Wales

Congratulations to Susan Rosser who is among 66 new fellows from across academic and civic life in Wales and beyond.

Extraordinary People: Professor Susan Rosser

Susan Rosser, Professor of Synthetic Biology and Director of the UK's Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, is spotlighted in Edinburgh Innovations Extraordinary People campaign

Joanna Sadler wins British Science Association’s Award Lecture Series

SynthSys PI Dr Joanna Sadler, BBSRC Discovery Fellow in Biotechnology, is the Award Lecture winner for the environmental sciences.

Stephen Wallace awarded 2023 Colworth Medal

Congratulations to Dr Stephen Wallace as the 2023 recipient of The Colworth Medal in the Biochemical Society's Awards

Susan Rosser and Jamie Davies elected as new RSE Fellows

Congratulations to Professors Susan Rosser and Jamie Davies who have been elected as new Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Fellows.

CRISPR insight could improve technique and biotechnology applications

Nature Communications Publication from the Molnar Lab

Extraordinary People: Featuring Professor Joyce Tait

Professor Joyce Tait, SynthSys member and  Co-Director of the Innogen Institute is the first innovator to be spotlighted in Edinburgh Innovations Extraordinary People campaign.

Partnership is finalist in Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2022

The Centre for Excellence in Bioprocessing 2.0 partnership led by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies and the University of Edinburgh, with the University of Manchester, University of York and the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre is one of the finalists in The Multiparty Collaboration category.

Teuta Pilizota awarded UKRI Physics of Life grant

Professor Teuta Pilizota, Personal Chair of Biophysics, is the recipient of £2.1 million award from a UK government fund that harnesses physics approaches to tackle grand challenges in the life sciences.

Breakthrough paper published in Nature Chemical Biology

Discovery of cryptic bacterial sphingolipids reveals a convergent evolutionary biosynthetic pathway

Prof Andrew Goryachev awarded BBSRC-NSF/BIO grant in synthetic biology

Andrew Goryachev, Professor of Computational Cell Biology and SynthSys PI has been awarded a prestigious BBSRC - US National Science Foundation Directorate of Biological Sciences (NSF/BIO) grant in synthetic biology.

Breakthrough article from Greiss lab published in Nucleic Acids Research

Using a quadruplet codon to expand the genetic code of an animal