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Our Centre has a 9 year track record of multidisciplinary research in systems and synthetic biology and a community of more than 200 active researchers. We carry out research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, plant science, and medicine and healthcare.

Latest News

Hands-On Research Summer School a Success

Pilizota lab at summer school

Dr Teuta Pilizota and her post grad student Jerko Rosko took part in a two-week long summer school called Hands-On Research for Complex Systems in Trieste, Italy.

Celebrating our Modern Apprentice's first year

Eliane Salvo-Chirnside and Scott Neilson

The UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology’s first Modern Apprentice, Scott Neilson, is celebrating his first anniversary at Edinburgh. Here Scott and his manager, Eliane Salvo-Chirnside, reflect on the positive experience provided by this government-supported training scheme.

Edinburgh on the map for DNA design and construction

DNA design and assembly was the focus of three high-profile events in Edinburgh in early July. SynthSys launched its Edinburgh Genome Foundry, hosted the second SynBioBeta Activate! event, and held the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Sc2.0 International Synthetic Yeast Project.