Dr Nadanai Laohakunakorn

Chancellor's Fellow in Biotechnology


2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  


2015 PhD (Physics), University of Cambridge

2010 BA/MSci (Natural Sciences, Physics), University of Cambridge

Research summary

cell-free synthetic biology, gene expression biophysics, microfluidics, optics, laboratory automation

Current research interests

Cell-free synthetic biology is an emerging technology which takes the programmability and precision of biological protein synthesis, and harnesses them in controlled and open reactions outside the living cell. This enables us to to quickly, inexpensively, and sustainably make products for healthcare, environmental monitoring, and biomanufacturing of chemicals and materials. Engineering these simplified cellular mimics additionally gives us a unique approach to understanding life, by building it up from its most basic components.

Affiliated research centres

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