Diego Oyarzún

Reader in Computational Biology


Diego leads the Biomolecular Control Group at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a joint appointment at the School of Informatics and the School of Biological Sciences. Previously he was a Research Fellow in Biomathematics at Imperial College and a Marie Curie Fellow at INRIA Sophia Antipolis. He did his PhD at the Hamilton Institute in Maynooth University, Ireland. He is originally from Valdivia in southern Chile.

In 2016 Diego was appointed Global Future Council Fellow by the World Economic Forum and in 2017 he was selected as one of the 100 Young Global Changers by the Think 20 Summit, mandated by the G20 presidency. Diego also serves in the Scientific Advisory Board for the WEF Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco and the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Mathematical Sciences. He is an Associate Editor for the journals Frontiers in Synthetic Biology and Microbial Cell Factories.

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