SynthSys

Our Research

We explore all aspects of synthetic and systems biology in the broad thematic areas outlined below

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Mammalian Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology is being applied to gain insight into human health and disease and to transform medicine and healthcare.

Circular Bioeconomy

Synthetic and systems biology can help create more sustainable solutions to our planet's challenges.

Microbial Systems and AMR

Understanding how living systems work is essential if we are to better understand how cells function and why diseases occur.

Automation and Robotics

Low-cost automation tools, enhanced with the power of artificial intelligence and data-sharing protocols, can revolutionize biological research and development.

Cellular Agritechnology

We can engineer plant cells to create greener and more sustainable platforms for manufacturing chemicals.

Systems Modelling

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Models enable us to make sense of complex systems and to predict how they will behave in differing environments.

Responsible Research and Innovation

The engineering of mammalian systems will open up novel and potentially challenging questions for social scientific research and provide a unique opportunity to further the development of the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).