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Latest News

Should vegans eat yeast?

Bigbang weekend flier

SynthSys social scientist, Dr Erika Szymanski, wowed the audience at the Big Bang Weekend in Wigtown with a sparkling presentation on yeast.

Single-cell variability in multicellular organisms

A newly published paper has extended studies of noisy gene expression to multicellular organisms.

Welcome to the new SynthSys Director

Dr Meriem el Karoui of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biology has become the new Director of SynthSys.