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Our Centre has a 10 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

Painting with light-powered bacteria

Dr Teuta Pilizota, a PI in the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, is part of a research team who have used genetically modified bacteria to produce light-induced patterns as a potential route for engineering smart materials.

Crossing Kingdoms and Disciplines: Living Art at SynthSys

For two weeks in January 2018, SynthSys and Science Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) jointly hosted pioneering biological artists Ionat Zurr, Oron Catts and Tarsh Bates from SymbioticA: the Centre of Excel

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.