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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

Science as Muse

What happens when a leading scientist visits a group of first year illustration students at the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)? The birth of a new field where the scientist becomes the muse. 

Mammalian synthetic biology comes of age

Mammalian synthetic biology will make a huge impact on medicine and healthcare if just a fraction of the many exciting projects discussed at the 5th Annual Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop in Boston (May 5 and 6) come to fruition.

SAW Trust inspires again

The SAW Trust were back in Edinburgh on May 3 to deliver what was their third successful training day in science communication.