Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology

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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

Building superbugs in the Meadows

Centre members braved the erratic Edinburgh summer weather to build bugs with kids of all ages at the annual Meadows Festival.

Over 100 children came along during the event to design and build bugs with super powers that could help to save the planet.

Centre hosts future trends workshop

A group of 50 leading synthetic biologists gathered at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (see image) in Edinburgh on May 16 and 17 to discuss ‘Future Trends in Synthetic Biology.’

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.